UK banks’ RWAs return to growth

Latest Bank of England data shows first increase since Q1, 2020

Risk-weighted assets across UK banks rose £26 billion ($35 billion) in the third quarter of 2021, driven by higher credit and counterparty risk.

Figures from the Bank of England (BoE) show total RWAs for the UK banking sector amounts to £2.8 trillion at end-September, up 1% from the previous quarter, but down almost 3% from Q3, 2020.

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The bulk of the aggregate increase came off the back of RWAs related to credit and counterparty risk, which rose £20 billion to £2.03 trillion over the

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