BoG sees ample capital space for banks to sell bad loans

EconomyBanking Tags: Banking, BoG, NPLs
Photo by Panayiotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayiotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

With the effective management of the stock of Non-Performing Exposures (NPE) having been identified as one of the main challenges for the Greek banking system and the wider economy, the Bank of Greece (BoG) presents in its semiannual overview of the Greek financial system a sensitivity analysis on active NPE management by Greek financial institutions in relation to the operational targets of reducing their stock to 64.6 billion euros, from 101.8 billion, by the end of 2019.

Sales of parts of the NPE portfolio represent 11.6 billion euros, 11.6 percent of the existing stock, of the reduction goals. In its analysis, the BoG examines the level of flexibility that Greek lenders have in managing sales of bad loans based on the ...

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