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Polish banks benefit from rising rates

July 4, 2022

A rapid economic recovery has given a boost to Poland’s banks, but a slowdown from high inflation is on the way, driving up the cost of risk for banks. 

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Headwinds lie in wait for Polish economy

February 28, 2022

Poland’s robust growth in 2021 is expected to continue in 2022. However, the economy is not immune to emerging challenges, including inflation, geopolitical tensions and raising interest rates.

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Poland’s banks pursue a bright future

February 28, 2022

The country’s leading lenders possess robust balance sheets, as well as ambitious plans to cut costs and further digitise their operations. 

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Poland's central bank governor takes aim at inflation

February 17, 2022

The governor of Poland’s central bank, Narodowy Bank Polski, talks to The Banker about interest rate increases, foreign currency denominated mortgages and the sector’s exposure to transformation-related climate risks.

Mortgage exposures weigh on Polish banks

September 16, 2021

Poland’s largest bank, PKO Bank Polski, saw pre-tax profits slump 109%.

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Swiss franc loans issue continues to plague Polish banks

January 2, 2020

The EU has ruled that Poland's courts will decide whether Swiss franc loans issued locally in 2004 to 2008 were ‘abusive’, leaving banks facing legal action and, potentially, huge losses. 

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Poland scoops financial services FDI Brexit dividend

July 4, 2018

Poland has attracted a good proportion of jobs and investment from US financial companies looking for bases outside a post-Brexit UK. Silvia Pavoni reports.

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Poland’s deputy finance minister stays close to the EU

June 1, 2018

Poland's deputy finance minister, Piotr Nowak, a former fund manager and trader, tells Stefanie Linhardt about the country's public fundraising plans and the importance of a good relationship with the buy side, as well as Poland’s future within the EU and the health of its banking sector.

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Poland’s banking sector heads for consolidation

April 3, 2018

Greater capital requirements and pressures on profits are likely to increase competition among Polish banks and encourage further consolidation. Stefanie Linhardt reports.

Will EU dispute derail Poland's economy?

April 3, 2018

Poland's political dispute with the European Commission could threaten the country's impressive economic growth of recent years, reports Stefanie Linhardt.

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