Scotiabank’s capital ratio drops

Scotiabank’s capital ratio decreased in the first quarter of 2018, driven by a jump in the bank’s risk-weighted assets.

RWAs increased by $5.9 billion, or 1.6%, during Q1 to $382 billion – their highest level yet – primarily due to the impact of the Basel I capital calculation floor, as prescribed by the Canadian regulator, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI).

Organic growth in personal and business lending RWA, and increased market risk and counterparty credit

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