Barclays continues to maintain strong capital and leverage ratios.
CRD IV capital
Barclays’ current regulatory requirement is to meet a fully loaded CRD IV CET1 ratio comprising the required 4.5% minimum CET1 ratio requirement and, phased in from 2016, a Combined Buffer Requirement currently expected to comprise of a Capital Conservation Buffer (CCB) of 2.5% and a Globally Systemically Important Institution (G-SII) buffer of 2%. In addition, Barclays’ Pillar 2A requirement as per the PRA’s Individual Capital Guidance (ICG) for 2016 based on a point in time assessment is 3.9% of which 56% will need to be met in CET1 form, equating to approximately 2.2% of RWAs. The Pillar 2A requirement is subject to at least annual review, and all capital, RWA and leverage calculations reflect Barclays’ interpretation of the current rules.
In addition, a Counter-Cyclical Capital Buffer (CCCB) is required. On 22 September 2016 the Financial Policy Committee reaffirmed that it expects to maintain a CCCB of 0% on UK exposures until at least June 2017. Other national authorities also determine the appropriate CCCBs that should be applied to exposures in their jurisdiction. During 2016, CCCBs started to apply for Barclays’ exposures to other jurisdictions; however based on current exposures these are not material.
As at 30 September 2016, Barclays’ CET1 ratio was 11.6% which exceeds the 2016 transitional minimum requirement of 7.8% including the minimum 4.5% CET1 ratio requirement, 2.2% of Pillar 2A, a 0.625% CCB buffer, a 0.5% G-SII buffer and a 0% CCCB.
Fully loaded capital ratios