As expected, the European Central Bank’s governing council decided on Wednesday evening to reinstate the waiver on Greek government securities, which was lifted on February 4, 2015.
NBG announced on Wednesday afternoon the transfer of its 99.81 percent stake in the Turkish Finansbank to Qatar National Bank (QNB).
Alpha was the last of the four core Greek banks that released its first quarter (Q1) results this week, showing a marginally negative bottom line of 2.2 million euros from 115.8 million in the corresponding period last year.
National Bank of Greece (NBG) posted net profit of 87 million euros in the first quarter (Q1) of 2016 from a loss of 2.05 billion in Q4 and 159 million a year ago.
Piraeus Bank posted a net loss of 37 million euros in the first quarter (Q1) of 2016 from 1.24 billion in the previous quarter, primarily burdened by exceptionally high loan provisions, and 67 million a year ago.
Greek banks’ non-performing exposures (NPEs) in Greece reached 103 billion at the end of 2015, Aris Xenofos, CEO at the Hellenic Financial Stability Fund (HFSF), revealed on Tuesday.
Eurobank reported net profit of 60.2 million euros in the first quarter (Q1) of 2016 from a loss of 94.4 million in the previous one.
In a joint press release, Alpha and Eurobank announced on Tuesday that they have reached a binding agreement with KKR Credit for the management of credit and equity exposures to a number of selected Greek corporates into a platform managed by Pillarstone.
Piraeus Bank said on Thursday that its remaining Pillar II bonds will be redeemed on Friday, which will make it the first Greek bank with zero reliance on any of the three pillars of the capital and liquidity support programme (Law 3723/2008) that was initiated in 2008.
The Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) has released its annual financial statement for 2015, showing post-tax profits of 23.8 percent.