UK banks added £140bn to HQLA in 2020

Top UK lenders boosted holdings of easy-to-sell assets by a collective £140.4 billion ($194.2 billion) over the course of 2020. The stockpiling improved their average liquidity coverage ratio (LCR), a key gauge of funding risk, to 150% from 145%.

As of end-2020, Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds, NatWest and Standard Chartered together held £1.16 trillion in high-quality liquid assets (HQLA) – 14% more than they did a year prior. These assets make up the numerator of the LCR.

Net cash outflows, which

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