Eurobank became the first Greek systemic bank to sell a package of non-performing loans (NPLs) as Greek credit institutions attempt to tackle non-performing exposures (NPEs) in excess of 100 billion euros in their balance sheets.
Athens is hoping that a dispute between the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) over Greek banks has been resolved, clearing an obstacle in the third review and easing the pressure the lenders have been experiencing lately.
Greek banks have been a topic of discussion over the last few days after eurozone official highlighted last week the need for the management of NPLs and amid pressure from the International Monetary Fund for new asset quality reviews (AQRs) to be carried out.
Greek banks succeeded in meeting their non-performing exposure (NPE) reduction target in the second quarter (Q2) of 2017 according to the fourth quarterly report on operational targets for NPEs by Bank of Greece.
Alpha Bank’s reported net profit stood at 1 million in the second quarter (Q2) of 2017 including profits of 71 million from continued operations offset by losses of 68.5 million from discontinued operations, mainly related to recycling of FX differences following the sale of its subsidiary in Serbia.
National Bank of Greece (NBG) reported net losses of 13 million euros in the second quarter (Q2) of 2017 reversing the profits of 13 million in Q1, which resulted in a break-even bottom-line result for the first half (H1) of the year.
Piraeus Bank reversed its first-quarter (Q1) net losses of 7 million to profit of 7 million in Q2, resulting in a break-even bottom-line result in the first half (H1) of 2017.
Eurobank remained profitable in the second quarter (Q2) of 2017, with net profits slightly increasing to 39.7 million euros Q2 from 36.5 million in the previous quarter.
Bank of Greece (BoG) released on Tuesday the third second issue of its semi-annual overview of the Greek financial sector presenting an analysis of the latest loan quality figures.
National Bank of Greece (NBG) announced on Thursday it entered into an agreement with the Dutch EXIN Financial Services Holdings BV for the sale of a 75 percent stake in Ethniki Insurance, NBG’s insurance subsidiary in Greece.