The sale is part of the bank’s normalisation plan, which had profits of €650.7 million by September.
BCP has put a new portfolio of problematic assets on the market with a book value of €80 million, according to Eco.
The “Grace project” includes around €64 million in guaranteed non-performing loans (NPL) and €15 million euros in real estate assets (REO), according to sources contacted by the newspaper.
The sale is part of the bank’s normalisation plan, which had profits of €651 million by September.
The aim is to cleanse the balance sheet of problematic assets. The digital newspaper explains that in September BCP had €790 million in NPL and a further €1.23 billion in non-performing assets (NPE), a reduction of almost €400 million year-on-year, partly due to the sale of the ECS funds at the end of 2022, a portfolio of luxury hotels and other properties.
The NPE ratio fell from 3.7% to 3%, and the chairman, Miguel Maya, ruled out any problem with a systemic dimension in a context of rising interest rates.
Original Story: Jornal de Negócios |Negócios
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