Leverage ratio of banks in Benelux according to EBA stress test 2015-2018

This statistic shows the leverage ratio of banks in the Benelux according to the European Banking Authority (EBA) stress test, by scenario (in percent). According to the EBA, the Belgian bank KBC has the biggest ratio in borrowed money in an adverse scenario. They score the highest percentage, 5.7.

Leverage ratio of banks in the Benelux according to the European Banking Authority (EBA) stress test, by scenario

Starting scenario (December 31st, 2015)Baseline scenario (December 31st, 2018)Adverse scenario (December 31st, 2018)
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Release date

July 2016


Belgium, Netherlands

Survey time period

December 2015

Supplementary notes

According to the source, the 2016 EU-wide stress test is based on a general macroeconomic downturn scenario over a three-year time-horizon and does not contain a pass fail threshold. It is designed to be used as a crucial input into the SREP in 2016. The adverse scenario implies EU real GDP growth rates over the three years of the exercise of -1.2 percent, -1.3 percent and 0.7 percent respectively - a deviation of 7.1 percent from its baseline level in 2018.

The leverage ratio is the relation between the amount of borrowed money and the bank's equities. Basel III uses this ratio as a tool to insure banks do not build excessive debts.

* The French bank BNP Paribas bought the Belgian bank Fortis in 2009, and is still active under the name of BNP Paribas Fortis. For this reason the numbers of the parent company have been added.

* The ING Group is originally from the Netherlands, but is also active in Belgium.

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