Finland : Financial System Stability Assessment

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Publication Date:

December 7, 2016

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper discusses key findings of the Financial System Stability Assessment concerning Finland. It reveals that Finland’s banking system remains well capitalized and profitable. Although low interest rates have squeezed net interest income, banks have increased income from trading and insurance and reduced cost-income ratios, helping to maintain profitability. Nonperforming loans have remained low and capitalization ratios are well above requirements, though buffers may be exaggerated by the aggressive use of risk weights. The Net Stable Funding Ratio suggests that vulnerabilities from maturity mismatches are limited in aggregate. Nevertheless, previously identified vulnerabilities remain, and some have increased.

Series:

Country Report No. 16/370

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

December 7, 2016

ISBN/ISSN:

9781475558456/1934-7685

Stock No:

1FINEA2016004

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

44

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