SEE Banking Sector Overview
- The total assets of the SEE banking system are on the rise, fuelled by improved economic environment, business and consumer confidence, and mitigated financial risks.
- Aggregate loans, excluding impaired loans, are growing slower than total assets as the SEE banks continue to write-off bad loans.
- Considerable improvement of the non-performing loans ratio (NPL) means that a boost in the lending activity could be expected.
- The banking systems of the SEE countries maintain adequate levels of capital buffers to shield against bad loan provisions.