LCRs of big EU banks rebound faster than smaller rivals in Q2

European banks boosted their aggregate liquidity coverage ratio by 19 percentage points through Q2, with the bloc’s giants replenishing buffers at a faster clip than their smaller counterparts.

The LCR across the 112 institutions included in the European Central Bank's (ECB) supervisory data sample surged past 165% as of end-June, up from just under 147% three months prior and 146% at end-2019.

The bloc’s eight global systemically important banks (G-Sibs) added four percentage points to their

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