Capital One’s Tier 1 leverage ratio climbs 70bp in Q2

Higher AT1 reserves helped boost the leverage adequacy to 12.4%

Capital One’s Tier 1 leverage ratio increased by 70 basis points in the second quarter as the bank’s capital growth outpaced rises in exposures.

Tier 1 capital rose 6.3% to $50.9 billion over the second quarter, faster than the 0.6% expansion in adjusted average assets, the leverage ratio’s denominator, which hit $411 billion. This boosted leverage adequacy to 12.4%, up from 11.7% the previous quarter.

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