2022 has been a year of transition for banking. It started off with a lot of dynamism, as the economic recovery was expected to consolidate, leaving the pandemic behind us. But the war initiated by Russia in Ukraine radically changed the course of events.
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Over the last few months, an attempt has been made to build a simple but straightforward narrative, according to which the banking sector must make an additional fiscal effort due to the increase in its hypothetical extraordinary profits, with which to contribute to the necessary income agreement.
Despite limited exposures, we are likely to see impairments in banks' loan portfolios, an increase in the operational risk resulting from sanctions and a fall in profitability of the most-exposed banks which, in some cases, could erode part of …
A few days ago, Bank of Spain published its latest financial stability report. In these half-yearly reports, the supervisor assesses the main risks and vulnerabilities to the stability of the Spanish financial system.
The crisis caused by COVID-19 is showing its first impacts on the banking sector. Our analysis assesses the impact on the sector of seven factors and its trends: monetary policy, digitalization, regulation, economic growth, new entrants, compet…
Before the outbreak of the COVID-19 crisis and the impact of the lockdown measures (which is still not possible to quantify in full), Spanish banks were already facing an environment in which it was widely accepted that the profitability of the system would be, at best, limited.