LCRs of UK banks diverged in 2019

The liquidity coverage ratios (LCRs) of big UK banks moved in opposing directions in 2019, although all bar one increased their holdings of high-quality liquid assets (HQLA).

Standard Chartered disclosed the biggest LCR decline of the top six firms between Q4 2018 and Q4 2019 – a 15 percentage point fall to 141%. It was closely followed by HSBC, reporting a 14 percentage point fall to 143%. RBS, soon to be renamed NatWest Group, saw its LCR drop by 7 percentage points to 151%. 

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