Despite the significant decline in economic activity since the coronavirus outbreak, European banks are not at this point facing an asset-quality shock, according to the latest analysis. Non-performing loan ratios have improved and, indeed, they are expected to bottom out in 2021.
According to Scope Ratings estimates and EBA data, the EU NPL ratio declined from around 3% to approximately 2.5%
Not yet registered? Join today to access SCI Content.