Stress Tests Show Big UK Banks At Back Of EU Pack

Law360 (November 2, 2018, 9:51 PM EDT) -- Stress test results released Friday by the European Banking Authority show that Europe's biggest banks have enough high-quality capital to weather a severe hypothetical economic downturn without dipping below regulatory minimums, though Barclays and Lloyds were left with some of the thinnest cushions.

While none of the 48 banks tested saw their common equity Tier 1 capital ratio — a measure of bank strength — sink beneath a 4.5 percent minimum during the three-year period simulated in the test's "adverse scenario," Barclays Plc ended with the panel's lowest ratio at 6.37 percent on a so-called fully loaded basis, and Lloyds Banking...

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