Double click here to edit Header component
Signpost is empty.Double click here to edit it in Header component
Parsys 1

Parsys 2
Parsys 3

Barclays continues to maintain strong capital and leverage ratios.

CRD IV capital

Barclays' end point CET1 regulatory requirement is expected to be 11.4% comprising of a 4.5% Pillar 1 minimum, a 2.5% CCB, a 1.5% G-SII buffer, a 2.4% Pillar 2A requirement and an expected 0.5% CCyB.

The CCB and the G-SII buffer, determined by the PRA in line with guidance from the Financial Stability Board (FSB), are subject to phased implementation at 25% per annum from 2016 with full effect from 2019. The CCB has been set at 2.5% with 1.25% applicable for 2017. The G-SII buffer was set at 2% with 1% applicable for 2017. On 21 November 2016 the FSB confirmed that the G-SII buffer has been set at 1.5% with 1.1% applicable for 2018. On 21 November 2017 the FSB confirmed that the G-SII buffer will remain at 1.5% applicable for 2019.

On 25 September 2017 the Financial Policy Committee (FPC) reaffirmed that it expects to increase the UK CCyB rate from 0% to 0.5% applicable from 27 June 2018 and to 1% applicable from 28 November 2018. Based on current UK exposures, Barclays' CCyB is expected to be approximately 0.5% from November 2018. Other national authorities also determine the appropriate CCyBs that should be applied to exposures in their jurisdiction, however based on current exposures these are not material.

Barclays' Pillar 2A requirement as per the PRA's Individual Capital Guidance (ICG) for Q417 and 2018 is 4.3% of which at least 56.25% needs to be met in CET1 form, equating to approximately 2.4% of RWAs. Certain elements of the Pillar 2A requirement are a fixed quantum whilst others are a proportion of RWAs and are based on a point in time assessment. The Pillar 2A requirement is subject to at least annual review.

For regulatory reporting purposes, BAGL is treated on a proportional consolidation basis based on Barclays' holding in BAGL of 14.9%.


Fully loaded capital ratios

  Dec-17 Sep-17 Dec-16
CET1 capital  13.3% 13.1% 12.4%
Tier 1 capital  16.1% 15.8% 14.2%
Total capital  20.7% 20.3% 18.5%

PRA transitional capital ratios

  Dec-17 Sep-17 Dec-16
CET1 capital 13.3% 13.1% 12.4%
Tier 1 capital  17.2% 16.9% 15.6%
Total capital  21.5% 21.2% 19.6%
Parsys 4
Parsys 5


In October 2017, following the FPC recommendation, the PRA increased the minimum requirement for the UK leverage ratio from 3% to 3.25%. Barclays is subject to a leverage ratio requirement that is implemented on a phased basis, with a transitional requirement of 3.6% as at 31 December 2017; this comprises the 3.25% minimum requirement, a transitional G-SII additional leverage ratio buffer (G-SII ALRB) of 0.35% and a countercyclical leverage ratio buffer (CCLB) which is currently nil.  Although the leverage ratio is expressed in terms of tier 1 capital, 75% of the minimum requirement, equating to 2.4375%, needs to be met with CET1 capital. In addition, the G-SII ALRB and CCLB must be covered solely with CET1 capital. The CET1 capital held against the 0.35% transitional G-SII ALRB was £3.4bn. The fully loaded expected end point UK leverage requirement is 4.0%. 

Barclays is required to disclose an average UK leverage ratio which is based on capital and exposure measures on the last day of each month in the quarter; as well as a UK leverage ratio which is based on the last day of the quarter. Both approaches exclude qualifying claims on central banks from the leverage exposures.  Barclays is also required to disclose a Capital Requirements Regulations (CCR) leverage ratio, which is based on the end point CRR definition of tier 1 capital and the CRR definition of leverage exposure.



Leverage ratio

  Dec-17 Sep-17 Dec-16
Average UK Leverage ratio 4.9% 4.9% 4.5%
UK Leverage ratio 5.1% 5.1% 5.0%
CRR Leverage ratio 4.5% 4.4% 4.6%

For detail on capital and leverage ratios, please refer to the:

Full Year 2017 Results Announcement (PDF 1.2MB)Full Year 2017 Results Announcement (PDF 1.2MB)
Parsys 6
Parsys 7
Parsys 8

The Directors

Biographies of Barclays’ Board and Executive Committee members.

03 Mar 2014, 09:11 GMT

Corporate strategy and priorities

Our strategy remains on course to build a stronger, fitter, better bank. Barclays has been repositioned, simplified and rebalanced to generate sustainable returns.

Parsys 9
Parsys 10
Double click here to edit Link Block component
iParsys for Double Pixel component