Spanish banks given €50bn real estate provisioning plan
Spain’s new economy minister has set out a €50bn real estate provisioning plan that banks must execute by the end of the year. Luis de Guindos, Spain’s minister for the economy, on Thursday night outlined the plan, which will give banks until the end of the year to increase their provisioning substantially.
For problematic loans on undeveloped sites, they will have to increase their provisions to 60%, up from the current average of 31%, and they will have to hold a further 20% in capital against these loans. For properties under development, provisions will have to rise to 50%, from
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