ECB publishes Q4 2020 statistics covering impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) measures

ECB publishes Q4 2020 statistics covering impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) measures

The European Central Bank (ECB) has published supervisory banking statistics for the fourth quarter of 2020. For the first time, aggregated statistics have been published on cost of risk and on loans subject to COVID-19-related measures. The statistics explain that aggregate total capital ratio of significant institutions grew to 19.51%, aggregate non-performing loans ratio decreased further to 2.63%, profitability of significant institutions fell and liquidity coverage ratio improved further to 171.78%.

Data on loans and advances subject to COVID-19-related measures were collated on the basis of European Banking Authority reporting standards. The statistics show that non-expired loans and advances decreased to EUR 282bn, from EUR 766 bn in the second quarter of 2020. Further, newly originated loans and advances subject to public guarantee schemes increased to EUR 340 bn. Other loans and advances subject to COVID-19-related measures (non-expired) remained stable and stood at EUR 50 bn at the end of 2020.

Source: ECB publishes supervisory banking statistics for the fourth quarter of 2020

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