Bank balance sheets growing again after two years of decline

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By Tyler Davies
12 Sep 2019

The amount of assets held by EU banks grew last year for the first time since 2015, according to data from the European Banking Federation, which also found that financial institutions were continuing to build up their capital and profitability levels.

The EBF pooled data from the European Central Bank, the European Commission, Eurostat, the European Banking Authority, national competent authorities and its members to provide a snapshot of the general trends in banking in Europe in 2018.

The figures were published on Wednesday and showed that EU banks ...

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