Tuesday 13 July 2021

UK: PRA statement on shareholder distributions by the largest banks

The Prudential Regulation Authority has, today, published an update in respect of its approach to distributions by the UK's largest banks: see here (pdf). The statement, which is made alongside the publication the latest Financial Stability Report from the Financial Policy Committee, notes that banks remain well capitalised and resilient; it is noted, too, that the level of uncertainty, while considerable, has reduced. As such, the PRA has decided to remove, with immediate effect, the additional restrictions (known as the extraordinary guardrails) put in place last year in respect of bank distributions.

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