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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

  Sep-16 Dec-15 Dec-14
CET1 capital  11.6% 11.4% 10.3%
Tier 1 capital  13.4% 12.9% 11.5%
Total capital  17.7% 17.3% 15.4%

PRA transitional capital ratios

  Sep-16 Dec-15 Dec-14
CET1 capital 11.6% 11.4% 10.2%
Tier 1 capital  14.8% 14.7% 13.0%
Total capital  18.8% 18.6% 16.5%
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Effective 1 January 2016, Barclays is required to disclose a leverage ratio and an average leverage ratio applicable to the Group:

• The leverage ratio is consistent with the December 2015 method of calculation and has been included in the table below. The calculation uses the end point CRR definition of Tier 1 capital for the numerator and the CRR definition of leverage exposure. The current expected minimum fully loaded requirement is 3%, but this could be impacted by the Basel Consultation on the Leverage Framework.

• The average leverage ratio as outlined by the PRA Supervisory Statement SS45/15 and the updated PRA rulebook is calculated as the capital measure divided by the exposure measure, where the capital and exposure measure is based on the average of the last day of each month in the quarter. The expected end point minimum requirement is 3.7% comprising of the 3% minimum requirement, a fully phased in G-SII additional leverage ratio buffer (G-SII ALRB) and a countercyclical leverage ratio buffer (CCLB)

At 30 September 2016, Barclays’ leverage ratio was 4.2% (December 2015: 4.5%) which was consistent with the average leverage ratio of 4.2%, which exceeds the transitional minimum requirement for Barclays of 3.175%, comprising of the 3% minimum requirement and a phased in G-SII ALRB. This already exceeds the expected end point minimum requirement of 3.7%.


Leverage ratio

  Sep-16 Dec-15 Dec-14
Fully loaded leverage ratio 4.2% 4.5% 3.7%

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

2016 Q3 Results Announcement (PDF 1.4MB)2016 Q3 Results Announcement (PDF 1.4MB)
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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.

03 Mar 2014, 09:11 GMT

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