Gap between UK and EU leverage ratios widens

The difference between the UK and European Union measure of leverage exposure, as reported by four UK banks, increased to an average of 60 basis points in 2017, up from 45bp in 2016.

Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds and Royal Bank of Scotland posted UK leverage ratios of 5.1%, 6.1%, 5.4% and 6.1%, respectively – all higher than their corresponding capital requirements regulation leverage ratios.

The UK ratio differs from the EU version, as implemented under the CRR, in that it exempts cash deposited at

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