In latest review of loan quality, BoG says capital ratios to remain high after targeted NPE reduction
Bank of Greece (BoG) published on Thursday the second issue of its semi-annual overview of the Greek financial sector and provided an update on the key banking figures, mostly related to loan quality, in the first half of 2016.
Greek banks concluded a number of corporate actions in the last month of 2016 as part of the implementation of their restructuring plans, which includes disposal of non-core assets and focus on specific markets.
The Hellenic Financial Stability Fund (HFSF) posted net losses of 1.25 billion euros in the 9-month period of 2016 from 8.89 billion a year ago, its interim financial report showed on Friday.
The Hellenic Financial Stability Fund (HFSF) recorded net losses of 1.14 billion in the first half of 2016 from 4.15 billion in the corresponding period last year, according to the interim financial report published on Wednesday
Alpha Bank concluded the reporting period of the four systemic Greek banks releasing its third-quarter (Q3) results on the last day of November.
National Bank of Greece (NBG) turned profitable again in the third quarter (Q3) of 2016 with a positive bottom-line result of 16 million from losses of 3.06 billion in Q2, which fully reflected a one-off loss of 3.1 billion related to the recycling of Finansbank’s losses that were previously recognised in other comprehensive income.
In a report released on Tuesday, Moody’s upgraded Greek banks’ outlook to stable from negative on the back of improving profitability and funding, which are expected to normalise from a very weak base.
Eurobank posted an improvement in net profits to 85.4 million in the third quarter (Q3) of 2016 from 46.2 million in the previous quarter.
Piraeus Bank reported a positive bottom-line result for the second straight quarter, with net profits rising to 31 million euros in the third quarter (Q3) of 2016 from 20 million in the previous quarter.
Just one day after the election of the new chairman at the National Bank of Greece (NBG), which was seen as providing respite in the recent dispute between the NBG top management and the bank’s major shareholder, the Hellenic Financial Stability Fund (HFSF), things appear to be flaring up again at the lender.