Op risk jumps $7 billion at Aussie banks

Operational risk-weighted assets across the ‘Big Four’ Australian banks rose A$9.6 billion ($7.1 billion) in the fourth quarter of the year.

Westpac posted the largest increase – at 26.8% – with op RWAs jumping to A$39 billion from A$31 billion in the third quarter. Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) saw its op risk edge up 2.4%, from A$56 billion to A$58 billion.

National Australia Bank’s (NAB) and ANZ Bank’s op RWAs were relatively stable on the quarter, at A$37.5 billion and A$37.6

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