Banks worldwide have built up liquidity buffers post-Covid

Most major banks have seen their liquidity coverage ratios (LCRs) improve through the coronavirus pandemic.

Of the 47 lenders covered by Risk Quantum that disclosed LCR data as of Q3, 34 (72%) reported higher LCRs at end-September than nine months prior. The average LCR sample-wide was 152%, up from 143%.

Banks in Japan had the highest LCRs of the sample as of end-September. The five banks from the country surveyed had an average LCR of 207% as of end-September, up from 200% nine months prior

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