Eurobank net profits at 56.3 mln in Q3 from continued operationsEconomyBanking
Eurobank recorded net profits of 56.3 million euros in the third quarter (Q3) of 2019, picking up strongly from profits of 9 million noted in Q2.
NBG reports net profits of 171 mln in Q3, NPE’s fall on loan salesEconomyBanking
National Bank of Greece (NBG) reported a net profit of 171 million euros from continued operations in the third quarter (Q3) of 2019, compared to 122 million euros in Q2.
Brussels gives Athens thumbs-up for reforms and budgetEconomyProgramme
Greece’s new government managed to successfully clear on Wednesday the first major approval hurdle in its brief tenure as the European Commission (EC) published the fourth post-programme surveillance report, concluding that Greece has taken all the necessary steps to meet its mid-2019 commitments.
Alpha Bank posts net profits of 4.7 mln in Q3EconomyBanking
Alpha Bank reported net profits of 4.7 million euros for the third quarter (Q3) of 2019, falling sharply from net profits of 59.4 million euros in Q2.
IMF consultation report pinpoints health of Greek banks as central to growthEconomyBanking
In the Article IV consultation report that was published on Friday, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) took a detailed look into Greece’s banking sector, as the Fund has repeatedly stated that restoring Greek banks back to health is a prerequisite for the country to attract investment and achieve higher growth rates, while it remains an area of fiscal and wider financial stability risks.
Eurobank first to tackle NPL reduction via APSEconomyBanking
Eurobank is planning to use 2.5 billion euros of state guarantees from the Hercules plan to securitise its Cairo portfolio.
Watchdog raid strains testy relationship between banks and govtEconomyBanking
Another chapter in the unexpectedly turbulent relationship between the new Greek administration and the country’s banks was written on Thursday when the Competition Commission raided the headquarters of the four systemic banks, Attica bank and the Hellenic Banking Association.
Changes to primary residence protection proposed in bid to draw more applicationsEconomyFeatures
A bill bringing changes to the framework for the protection of primary residences was submitted to Parliament yesterday by the Finance Ministry, which is hoping to boost the number of applications.
Piraeus sets ambitious NPL targets with Intrum deal as banks prepare securitisationsEconomyBanking
The deal between Piraeus Bank and Intrum which concluded in October will create the largest independent loan servicer in Greece, executives from both firms said in comments to the press late last week.
S&P raises Greek rating to 'BB-' on reduced fiscal risks, lifting of capital controlsEconomy
S&P raised on Friday its credit rating for Greece by one notch, taking it to ‘BB-’, and kept its positive outlook for the country.