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Inflationary persistence could reduce purchasing power to the point of generating changes in consumption patterns, which would negatively influence the demand for bank financing by households and firms, exacerbating the effect of the rise in interest rates.
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Commercial banking leads intermediation of deposits and credit to the private sector. In the first quarter of 2020, the percentage of companies that received bank credit increased. Commercial banking has the solvency required to continue granting credit and overcome possible losses.
The Financial System addresses a number of challenges in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic: to keep an adequate financing flow, preserve appropriate liquidity and a correct operation of exchange rate and debt markets as well as to help intermediaries to cope with the management of market and credit risk.
The net profit of the system in 2018 was €12.4 billion, the highest since 2009. The key factors affecting the results were cost control and lower provisions. The deleveraging of the private sector continues and the level of NPLs maintains its downward trend. Efficiency and profitability improved compared to 2017 levels.
The crisis has brought with it a notable increase in public debt in the countries affected, especially intense in the peripheral countries of the euro zone. The Greek crisis has fuelled a debate on the treatment of debt holdings in banking regulation and its consideration as a risk-free asset.
Trump’s arrival has meant a change of tone in the discourse around financial regulation. The severe restrictions imposed by Obama on the banking sector in response to the profound international financial crisis are now a thing of the past.
The European Commission has published its long awaited legislative proposal to amend both the prudential and the resolution frameworks in Europe. Regarding the latter, the proposal seeks to introduce TLAC for EU G-SIIs and amend MREL for other financial institutions.