Share of non-performing loans in Ukraine 0.68 p.p. down in Oct - NBU
The share of non-performing loans (NPL) in the total volume of loans in Ukraine in October 2017 fell by 0.68 percentage points (p.p.), to 55.75% as of November 1, 2017, according to the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU).
The total loan portfolio expanded by 1.27%, to UAH 1.055 trillion.
The ratio of NPL and the credit portfolio of state-owned banks fell by 0.88 p.p. in a month, to 70.54%, that of foreign bank groups – by 0.68 p.p, to 45.3%, that of banks with private capital – by 0.53 p.p, to 24.56% and insolvent banks – by 0.02 p.p, to 58.66%.
The share of troubled assets of the banking system, taking into account off-balance sheet liabilities, was 29.02%. As of November 1, 2017 these assets totaled UAH 2.151 trillion (0.18% up in a month).
The NBU first published statistics for NPL meeting the requirements in resolution No. 351 dated June 30, 2016 on assessment of credit risks in March 2017. The resolution says that NPL notion as close as possible to the common notion in global practice "non-performing exposures/loans" (NPE/NPL).
According to the new rules, NPL are loans overdue for over 90 days (30 for banks) or it is unlikely that the debt without seizing collateral can be collected.
Since March 1, 2017, the share of NPL fell by 0.15 p.p.