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New bill puts Romania’s mortgage lenders under pressure

July 20, 2016
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At the end of April, Romania’s parliament approved a bill allowing borrowers to walk away from their mortgage debts. The Banker looks at mortgage holdings of the largest banks in the country.  

Challenger banks rise to the challenge

May 11, 2016
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Loans and deposits are growing at challenger banks while they shrink at larger lenders

Slovenian banks return to profitability

May 5, 2016

 

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After five years of losses, the Slovenian banking sector is back in the black.

Bad loans on the up at largest Chinese banks

May 3, 2016
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What are the holdings of non-performing loans at China’s largest banks?

Who is using the Bank of England’s funding for lending scheme?

April 14, 2016

Lloyds is revealed as the largest participant in the Bank of England's funding for lending scheme, having drawn nearly half of all funds since the scheme began in 2012. 

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Greek banks stabilise after difficult year

March 29, 2016
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After a difficult year, Greece's four largest lenders are now better capitalised and less dependent on external funding, but bad loans remain a problem.

Canadian banks hit by low oil and gas prices

March 11, 2016
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Large Canadian banks are facing a rise in impaired loans – with the exception of TD Bank – because of the oil and gas slump, with Scotiabank having the largest exposure to the sector and the Bank of Montreal the smallest.

Housing dominates Australian loan books

February 26, 2016
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As banks struggle worldwide, Australian lenders seem a mainstay of stability but they depend heavily on the housing sector.

Additional Tier 1 securities: bringing back the bail-in?

February 24, 2016
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European additional Tier 1 securities have been making the headlines lately, but they are still long way off from a worst-case scenario. 

Bank levy in Poland: in Hungary’s footsteps

February 12, 2016
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Polish lenders are now subject to a bank tax similar to the one introduced by Hungary in 2010. How have Hungarian lenders fared under the highest bank levy in the western world?

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