Capital add-ons rising for UK banks

Regulatory capital add-ons for UK dealers have ratcheted up 50 basis points over the past four years, with RBS the only one of the country’s largest six banks to have seen its additional buffer requirement reduced below its 2015 level.

The UK Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA) sets bank-specific Pillar 2A capital add-ons to capture risks the blanket Pillar 1 capital requirement fails to cover, in full or in part. The median Pillar 2A charge for the six biggest UK banks – HSBC, Lloyds, RBS,

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