Barclays, unlike UK peers, saw its LCR surge in Q3

Barclays saw its liquidity coverage ratio (LCR) surge 10 percentage points over the third quarter, in stark contrast to its UK peers. 

The bank’s rolling 12-month average LCR as of end-September climbed to 166% from 156% three months prior.

This was the result of a sharp increase in high-quality liquid assets (HQLA), which form the numerator of the ratio, stocks of which climbed £20.7 billion (+9%) over the quarter. In contrast, net cash outflows – which make up the LCR denominator – increased

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