A majority of the largest European banks saw a quarterly decline in fully loaded common equity Tier 1 ratios in the second quarter of 2018, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence.
Sweden's Swedbank AB (publ) saw the biggest drop in the sample, with its CET1 ratio falling 125 basis points quarter over quarter to 23.56% at the end of June. Only 11 banks in the sample saw a quarterly rise in CET1 ratios, with Netherlands-based ABN Amro Group NV posting the biggest increase, rising 81 basis points to 18.33% at June-end.
On a yearly basis, Swedish lender Svenska Handelsbanken AB (publ) saw the greatest decline with its CET1 ratio dropping 199 basis points to 21.38% in the second quarter. In contrast, Italy's Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena SpA reported the greatest year-over-year increase, rising 1,112 basis points to 10.60%.
U.K.-based Nationwide Building Society topped the table for actual CET1 ratios, with a ratio of 31.31% in the second quarter, while Monte dei Paschi ranked last with a ratio of 10.60%.
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