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Allowances for loan losses jump at Costa Rican banks

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Banco de Costa Rica, the second-largest bank by assets, increased allowances for loan losses by 28% year-on-year in 2020.

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Mortgages at Israeli banks rise amid ongoing house price boom

October 25, 2021

Mizrahi Tefahot Bank, the country’s third largest lender by assets, saw its mortgage book expand by 24% year on year in 2020.

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Sustainable finance bond markets moderate but remain brisk

October 22, 2021

The first nine months of 2021 show the highest totals on record, but are now showing signs of slowing.

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ROE continues to fall at Danish banks

October 21, 2021

Danske Bank, the country’s largest lender by Tier 1 capital, saw return on equity drop to 2.7% in 2020.

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NII continues to grow at Armenian banks

October 20, 2021

At Ardshinbank, the country’s second largest bank by assets, net interest income rose 20% last year.

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The Banker's Top 200 Latam Banks 2021

October 20, 2021

Banks across Latin America are proving their mettle in very difficult operating environments.

Tier 1 capital jumps at Liechtenstein's banks

October 19, 2021

Low-risk lending to wealthy customers has helped maintain asset quality during the pandemic.

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Philippine banks ramp up impairment provisions

October 18, 2021

Leading banks significantly increased loan impairment provisions last year, ahead of a projected rise in bad loans this year. 

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Double whammy hurts Nigerian banks’ ROE

October 15, 2021

Access Bank, the country’s largest lender by total assets, saw ROE fall from 16% in 2019 to 14.1% in 2020.

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NPL upward trend continues at Kenyan banks

October 14, 2021

KCB Group, the country’s largest lender by Tier 1 capital, saw its non-performing loan ratio rise to 15% in 2020.

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