EU banks’ capital gauges show mixed recovery from Covid hit

The risk-based capital ratios of European Union banks rebounded over the second quarter having degraded over the course of the first three months of the year – while leverage-based measures continued to decline.

Data from the European Banking Authority show the average fully-loaded Common Equity Tier 1 (CET) capital ratio across a sample of 147 banks hit 14.7% at end-June, up 30 basis points on end-March. The average ratio fell 50bp over Q1.

The average Tier 1 leverage ratio, in contrast

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