UK bank RWAs inch up on credit and counterparty risk

Total risk-weighted assets (RWAs) across UK banks edged upwards in the first quarter of the year, pushed higher by increased credit and counterparty exposures. 

Figures from the Bank of England show total RWAs rose £19 billion ($24 billion), a shade under 1%, to £2.85 trillion in the three months to end-March. Credit and counterparty RWAs drove the overall rise, growing £24 billion (1.2%) to £2.07 trillion.

In contrast, aggregate market RWAs and operational RWAs dropped by less than 1% each,

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