European banks’ liquidity ratios improved over H1

Europe’s top banks expanded their buffers of easy-to-sell assets over the first six months of the year, pushing their liquidity coverage ratios (LCRs) higher. BBVA, Rabobank and Santander saw their ratios improve the most out of the sample of 23 firms from the UK, eurozone and Switzerland assessed by Risk Quantum.

The average LCR across these firms was 151% as of end-June, up from 145% at end-2019. 

Spain’s BBVA improved its ratio the most over the six months, by 32 percentage points to 160%

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