Crédit Agricole and Groupe BPCE hardest hit by countercyclical buffer

Crédit Agricole and Groupe BPCE are likely to see their minimum capital requirements hiked the most out of the large French banks when the country’s countercyclical capital buffer (CCyB) comes into effect, Risk Quantum analysis shows.

The French High Council for Financial Stability raised the CCyB from zero to 0.25% of French risk-weighted assets (RWAs) on June 11, with the additional capital requirement taking effect as of July 1, 2019. 

Risk Quantum calculations suggest that the buffer will

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