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Bank of Cyprus NPLs at tipping point

Nick Smith, who succeeded Euan Hamilton as the head of the Bank of Cyprus’ restructurings and debt recovery department, sees non-performing loans (NPLs) at tipping point as the bank mulls big loans syndication.

Non-performing loans remain high

Non-performing loans (NPLs) in the Cypriot financial system stood at 47.8 per cent of total loans at the end of September 2015, according to data released by the Central Bank of Cyprus.

NPLs remain obstinately high

Latest figures from the Cyprus Central Bank reveal that non-performing loans (NPLs) continue to remain high despite the implementation of the foreclosures and insolvency laws three months ago.

NPLs long road ahead

New figures published by the Cyprus Central Bank show that the banks still have a long way to go in reducing NPLs, which increased by €68.2 million at the end of June 2015 to stand at €27.04 billion.

Problem housing loans below 10 percent

Based on the preliminary results from the Bank of Cyprus, problematic housing loans account for just 9.4% of its non-performing loans of €12.7 billion and only 10.2% of its NPLs in Cyprus.

The major problem of non-performing loans

Banks in Cyprus could secure the collection of significant parts of loans that are currently not being serviced by managing their non-performing loans more efficiently as Dr George Mountis explains.

Non-performing loans at 49 per cent

Non-performing loans (NPLs) in the Cypriot financial system stood at 49% of total loans at the end of October 2014, from 48.5% in the previous month, according to data released by the Central Bank of Cyprus.

Non-performing loans €27.90 billion

Non-performing loans (NPLs) in the Cypriot financial system fell from €27.95 billion in July to €27.90 billion in August, approximately 175 per cent of Cyprus GDP according to the Cyprus Central Bank.

Non-performing loans at €29 billion

Non-performing loans (NPLs) in the Cypriot banking system continued their upward trend in July reaching €28.88 billion; 47.17 per cent of the total amount of loans according to the island’s Central Bank.

Construction sector worst non-payers

Half the businesses in Cyprus are failing to repay their loans, with the construction sector being the worst offender as non-performing loans reached 72 percent in June according to the Central Bank.

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