UK banks accelerate RWA increases in Q2

Risk-weighted assets across UK banks increased in Q2 at twice the pace of the preceding quarter, Bank of England data shows.

Total RWAs climbed £44 billion ($54 billion), or 1.5%, to £2.9 trillion in the three months to end-June. Over Q1 2019, the increase was just £19 billion (0.7%).

Credit and counterparty RWAs contributed most to the overall rise, growing £33 billion (1.6%) to £2.1 trillion on the quarter. Over Q1, the increase was 1.2%.

Aggregate market RWAs and operational RWAs also

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