LONDON (Reuters) - Barclays told investors on Monday that recent regulatory changes had boosted its core capital, giving it a bigger buffer to absorb likely loan losses through the coronavirus crisis.
The bank said it expected to report a CET1 capital ratio of 14% in half-year results later this month, up from 13.1% at the end of March and ahead of market expectations.
Barclays said it also expected risk weighted assets to be lower than previously anticipated.
The lender warned its half-year results would reflect challenging income and impairments in its consumer and corporate business, but strength in its markets income.
Reporting by Iain Withers; Editing by Tom Arnold