Groupe BPCE fortifies TLAC buffer

The newest member of the too-big-to-fail bank club, Groupe BPCE, is already in compliance with bail-in buffer requirements intended to prevent a messy collapse if it became insolvent. 

The French lender posted a ratio of total loss-absorbing capacity (TLAC) to risk-weighted assets of 22.5% at end-2018, up from 20.8% the year prior and well above the 19.5% mandated by regulators. 

This equals roughly €88.4 billion ($110 billion), of which around €59 billion is Common Equity Tier 1 (CET1)

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