NPLs down in nearly 70% of jurisdictions, despite Covid-19

Lower income nations hit harder than most during past five years

The percentage of non-performing loans (NPLs) as a proportion of total loans in national banking sectors has fallen in 68.8% of jurisdictions that provided data for the Financial Stability Benchmarks 2021.

Just 10 (32.3%) central banks, out of a sample of 32, said they had seen NPLs rise compared with five years ago (the time period measured), despite concerns about a potential wave of credit defaults linked to the economic fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic.

The amount of NPLs in reporting

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