Royal Bank of Scotland and Standard Chartered were the weakest of Britain’s seven largest lenders in a Bank of England stress test.
For the second year, the central bank has subjected the UK’s biggest lenders to tests to measure whether they would survive a financial shock.
This time, it was assumed that oil had fallen to $38 a barrel and that the global economy had slumped.
No bank was ordered to come up with a new capital plan.
Out of the seven banks tested, RBS and Standard Chartered were found not to have enough capital strength, but both took steps to raise capital, so were not told to come up with a new plan, as Co-Operative Bank was last year.
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