January 2024: EU banks’ liquidity coverage ratio declined but remains well above the minimum requirement

by the European Banking Authority

The European Banking Authority (EBA) published its Report on liquidity measures, which monitors and evaluates the liquidity coverage requirements currently in place in the EU. Between June 2022 and June 2023, the EU banks’ liquidity coverage ratio (LCR) declined but remained comfortably above the minimum requirement. However, within this review period there were important fluctuations in the components of the ratio, driven mostly by changes in the banks’ allocation of funding deposits and the ongoing reduction of central bank liquidity. Unlike the LCR in domestic currency, EU banks’ LCR in foreign currencies remained below 100%.

Links: Press Release and Report on Liquidity Measures