Model scrutiny depletes Santander’s capital ratio

To make amends for deficient risk models, Spanish lender Santander had to absorb a capital add-on in Q3, its third in as many quarters. 

The bank took a 13-basis point hit to its Common Equity Tier 1 (CET1) capital ratio over the three months to end-September as part of the targeted review of internal models (Trim) conducted by the European Central Bank. This was close to double the 8bp penalty incurred in Q2. In Q1, the sanction was 7bp.

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