Barclays and Lloyds improve resilience to stress tests, HSBC falls back

Barclays and Lloyds strengthened their defences against the risk of a disorderly Brexit – as forecast in the Bank of England’s (BoE) stress tests – by the greatest degree among their UK peers, the results suggest.

The UK regulator repeated the severe stress scenario used in 2017 for the latest round of tests faced by Barclays, Lloyds, HSBC, Nationwide, Santander UK, RBS and Standard Chartered, to assess the changes wrought by the introduction of new accounting standard IFRS 9.

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