As Greece’s banks gear up for the stress tests at the start of next year, a clearer picture is emerging as the Troubled Assets Review (TAR) is underway and banks are firming up their assessments about the implementation of the new provisioning standards in IFRS 9.
Alpha Bank’s reported net profits stood at 35.5 million in the third quarter (Q3) of 2017, attributable entirely from profits originating from continued operations.
Piraeus Bank’s third quarter (Q3) results showed a net loss of 19 million euros, undoing the net profit of 7 million euros seen in Q2.
National Bank of Greece (NBG) reported a net loss of 35 million euros in the third quarter (Q3) of 2017, slowing from a loss of 156 million euros in Q2.
Eurobank’s results for the third quarter (Q3) of the year showed net profits after income tax at 61.2 million euros compared to net profits of 37.3 million euros in Q2, a rise of 64.1 percent.
Greek banks will be able to bolster their protective measures against the large number of non-performing loans (NPLs) on their books under planned changes to the Code of Civil Procedure.
Eurobank became the second major Greek bank to return to the international markets with the issuance of a covered bond on Wednesday, its first since 2014.
Trust in the Greek banking system has been badly damaged by events of recent years according to a survey by Alvarez & Marsal on behalf of the Bank of Greece.
The National Bank of Greece (NBG) has become the first Greek bank to venture back into the international bond market with the successful issue of a covered bond which raised 750 million euros.
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.