Alpha Bank launches major securitisation as banks ready portfolios for Hercules scheme
Q3 sees loans managed by servicers rise by 10.8 pct QoQ to reach 20.11 bln
BoG runs numbers to show how tackling NPE stock will benefit banks' bottom line
BoG urges banks to improve quality of capital, re-doubles SPV efforts
Piraeus Bank posts net profit of 44 mln in Q3 from continued operations
Eurobank net profits at 56.3 mln in Q3 from continued operations
APS bill tabled, allowing use of 12 bln in state guarantees to reduce NPLs
Greece’s much-anticipated Asset Protection Scheme (APS), nicknamed Hercules, that aims to help banks clean up their balance sheets is a few steps away from coming into effect after the Finance Ministry submitted the draft law to Parliament on Tuesday under the emergency procedure.
Approximately a year ago, share prices of Greek banks went through a period of turbulence that saw the value of the banking index in the Athens Stock Exchange essentially halve within a handful of months. Investors were alarmed by the domestic lenders’ ...
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