Model changes, asset growth boost Canada bank RWAs

Total risk-weighted assets across the ‘Big Five’ Canadian banks rose C$42.6 billion ($31.5 billion) in the three months to end-April, with TD Bank leading the charge.

Aggregate RWAs across the sample stood at C$1.92 trillion, up 2% quarter-on-quarter, and 9% year-on-year. It was the fourth consecutive quarter of increases.

TD Bank’s RWAs jumped C$13 billion (3%) to C$452 billion on the quarter, pushed higher after a Canadian credit card portfolio was brought in scope of its internal model and

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