Barclays continues to maintain strong capital and leverage ratios.
CRD IV capital
Barclays' current regulatory requirement is to meet a fully loaded CET1 ratio comprising the required 4.5% Pillar 1 minimum CET1 requirement and, phased in from 2016, a Combined Buffer Requirement. This currently comprises a Capital Conservation Buffer (CCB) and a Global Systemically Important Institution (G-SII) buffer determined by the PRA in line with guidance from the Financial Stability Board (FSB). Both buffers 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 for 2017 has been set at 2% with 1% applicable for 2017. On 21 November 2016 the FSB confirmed that the G-SII buffer for 2018 will be 1.5% with 1.1% applicable for 2018.
The Combined Buffer Requirement also includes a Counter-Cyclical Capital Buffer (CCyB) and a Systemic Risk Buffer (SRB). On 27 June 2017 the Financial Policy Committee (FPC) increased the UK CCyB rate from 0% to 0.5% applicable from 27 June 2018. Other national authorities also determine the appropriate CCyBs that should be applied to exposures in their jurisdiction. CCyBs have started to apply for Barclays' exposures to other jurisdictions; however based on current exposures these are not material. No SRB has been set to date.
In addition, Barclays' Pillar 2A requirement as per the PRA's Individual Capital Guidance (ICG) for 2017 based on a point in time assessment is 4.2% of which 56% needs to be met in CET1 form, equating to approximately 2.3% of RWAs. The Pillar 2A requirement is subject to at least annual review.
For regulatory reporting purposes, BAGL is treated on a proportional consolidated basis based on Barclays' holding in BAGL of 21.9%.
As at 30 June 2017 Barclays' CET1 ratio was 13.1% which exceeds the 2017 transitional minimum requirement of 9.1% including the minimum 4.5% CET1 ratio requirement, 2.3% of Pillar 2A, a 1.25% CCB buffer, a 1% G-SII buffer and a 0% CCyB.
Fully loaded capital ratios