EBA plan no panacea for Europe's NPL conundrum

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By Jean Comte, Nell Mackenzie
18 Dec 2017

The European Banking Authority (EBA) has published a template that banks can use to document non-performing loans as part of its action plan to tackle the problem in Europe. However, sources say that Southern European banks will need more than just a market standard.

The regulator aims to standardise the way European banks report their non-performing loans (NPLs), by providing a template that would show data at the granular level for each loan including related counterparties and collateral provided.

But without a cost effective way for smaller and mid-sized banks to win ...

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