Ailing loans added $15bn to StanChart’s RWAs in 2020

UK bank Standard Chartered said a decline in its borrowers’ creditworthiness inflated credit and counterparty risk-weighted assets (CCRWAs) by $15 billion over the course of 2020.

Total RWAs, covering credit, market and operational risk types, amounted to $268.8 billion at end-December, up nearly 2% on end-2019. CCRWAs totalled $220.4 billion, also up 2%. 

The slight overall change masks a significant deterioration in credit asset quality. StanChart said changes to asset quality added $14.9

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