The share of non-performing loans (NPLs) held by Serbian banks rose to 20.7% at
In quarterly terms, however, the share of NPLs inched down by 0.4pps, after Privredna banka was stripped of its licence in
The NPLs share in the corporate sector increased to 23.5% at end-December from 19.5% a year earlier. It was flat compared to end-September.
Household loan arrears grew by 0.7pps y/y but inched down by 0.1pps q/q to 9.3%.
Despite the high level of NPLs, the Serb bank system remains well capitalised with a capital adequacy ratio of 20.0% in December, up considerably above the prescribed minimum of 12%.
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