The new capital requirements regulation (regulation CRR2 and directive CRD V) could improve the capital levels in European banks through its treatment of software intangibles, according to Morgan Stanley analysts. The changes would not come into effect until 2021/2022; depending on what the EBA says in 2020.
Bankinter | The private sectors credit stock increases +3.4% in April (vs +3.2% before). A strong performance in company credit stands out (+3.9% vs 3.6% before) as well as credit for buying houses (+3.6% vs +3.5% before).
Spanish Banking Association | According to the ECB, Eurozone deposits grew at 5% in March, the fastest recent rate. The growth rates for household and company deposits coincide at 5.7%. The deposits of public authorities grew above 11% in March.
Bankinter | The investment funds managed by Deutsche Bank Asset Management (DWS) have increased their exposure to Banco Santander (SAN). It is good news as it demonstrates the interest of international investors in the Spanish bank at its actual prices.
In April 2018 both banks and utilities had practically the same PER, around 12.5. Since then there has been an extreme relative movement between them, with electricity companies getting more expensive and banks cheaper, analysts at M&G Valores point out.
Link Securities | Members of the ECB´s Council are inclining in favor of compensating banks for loans to individuals and companies, although they are skeptical about offering lenders relief for the charge they receive for their idle balances.
Intermoney | The president of the ECB opened the door to further stimulus if the economic and inflation perspectives in the Eurozone remain low, in the shadow of a scenario dominated by downside risks for activity. In fact, he recalled that “there is no lack of instruments” to fulfill his mandate, at the same time as he is contemplating new delays in raising interest rates. Textually he said: “we are assured that monetary policy continues to accompany the economy, adjusting our orientation on interest rates to reflect the new inflation perspectives”.
Ofelia Marín Lozano | Why in the last 11 years, an investor in the American banking sector has obtained a positive profitability of 70%, whereas an investor in the European banking sector has obtained a negative return of 60%.
It is only a question of time and the markets are waiting: there will be more consolidation operations in the European banking sector in the next few years, some of them cross-border.
The TLTROs, or ECB credit lines to European banks, have for years regulated bank liquidity.We are talking about some 725 billion euros in financing, of which 170 billion corresponds to Spanish banks. They are little by little being reduced. It is still not known if they will be withdrawn completely. According to analysts at Morgan Stanley, replacing this quantity of TLTROs would not be a panacea for the banks.