Top UK banks cut CVA capital by £190 million

The five largest UK banks cut credit valuation adjustment (CVA) capital requirements by £190 million ($252 million) in 2018, with Lloyds leading the way with a 50% reduction.

Total CVA capital across Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds, RBS and Standard Chartered stood at £989 million at end-December, down 16% from £1.18 billion the previous year.

Lloyds reported a CVA capital charge of £56 million, down 50% from £112 million. HSBC posted a 38% reduction to $500 million from $800 million.

RBS’s CVA stood

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