EBA Risk Dashboard Shows Improvement
Positive news from the European Banking Authority (EBA) this week as their periodic risk assessment of the EU banking sector shows on-going improvements.
The second quarter update to their Risk Dashboard, which summarises the main risks and vulnerabilities in the EU banking sector, shows that European Banks continue to have a high capital ratio, at an average of 14.5%. EU banks also continue to improve the quality of their loans portfolio with the ratio of non-performing loans at 3.6%, a steady improvement. Profitability, although increasing, remains a concern, with the average return on equity 7.2%.
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