Italy : Financial Sector Assessment Program-Technical Note-Tackling Non-Performing Assets

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Publication Date:

August 4, 2020

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Banks’ asset quality has substantially improved in recent years but remains well below European peers. Non-performing loans (NPLs) fell from 16½ percent in 2015 to about 8.1 percent at end-June 2019, achieved mainly through €145 billion of private NPL sales. This is a substantial reduction by any standard, though NPLs remain well above the 3.0 percent average of the main European Union (EU) banks as of June 2019. New NPL formation has fallen to pre-crisis levels. Provisioning coverage was 52.5 percent as of June 2019, placing Italy 7.6 percentage points above the average of the main EU banks.

Series:

Country Report No. 2020/234

Frequency:

regular

English

Publication Date:

August 4, 2020

ISBN/ISSN:

9781513552156/1934-7685

Stock No:

1ITAEA2020004

Format:

Paper

Pages:

35

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