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The sale of Sabadell's unproductive shares will allow the bank to reduce its capital consumption

Sabadell Agrees The Sale To Cerberus Of €9.1 Bn Real Estate Assets

Sabadell has just announced the sale of real estate assets to the fund Cerberus for 9.1 billion euros. The assets have been given a net value of 3.9 billion euros, which means Sabadell will have to make provisions for 92 million euros. Cerberus will hold 80% of the joint Enterprise called NewCo, leaving Sabadell with 20%. Specifically, the operation has been structures through the issue of two portfolios of real estate assets commercially named “Challenger” and “Coliseum”.


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Sabadell is starting to stabilise

Société Générale |The situation seems to be calming down in TSB and there is more visibility. The IT problems and the negative PR will have an impact on the UK franchise, which we hope will be profitable this year. It looks like Sabadell is beginning to stabilise now, we expect a more limited impact from 2019 and reiterate our Neutral stance.

 


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Catalan banks in the eye of the storm: investors start to get the jitters

At the moment, the biggest losers in the Ibex 35 index after Sunday’s referendum vote in Catalonia are the banks, particularly the Catalan lenders. Both Sabadell and CaixaBank have acknowledged that if independence were to happen, they would move their headquarters to another autonomous region in Spain. In this way they would keep their access to the ECB’s liquidity and their clients would remain under the protection of the national and European Deposit Guarantee Fund. But perhaps it’s too soon to ring the alarm bells: while the Ibex dropped, other European bourses rose. This shows that Catalonia is still far from becoming a systemic risk for the EU.

 


Sabadell, Bankia H1 results prompt different stock market reaction

The banks’ non-performing loans ratio continues to show signs of recovery amid the ongoing deleveraging process on the part of households and companies. The balance of impaired loans fell by 18.3% in May to 121,865 billion euros. Against this backdrop, Banco Sabadell and Bankia were the first banks to present their first half results’ report. And the Spanish stock market reacted in a completely different way to each report.




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Sabadell / TSB –accretion dependent on cross-border cost synergies

LONDON | Guest comment by Barclays | The financial success of Sabadell’s offer to acquire TSB hinges on its ability to cut TSB’s costs by 20% almost exclusively by migrating it onto a new IT platform, in our view. This looks a challenging aspiration to us and while Sabadell has successfully integrated domestic Spanish acquisitions at some speed, cross-border integration onto the Spanish platform is largely untested and faces the challenges of a different regulatory framework and different product design. It clearly helps that Lloyds will pay for the integration spend but we believe that meeting the near-term target of EPS neutrality will require a relatively quick delivery of the cost savings.




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Market chatter: Spain’s Caixabank misses expectations but sees NPL ratio go down

MADRID | By Jaime Santisteban | Caixabank’s net profit dropped by 54.6% to €152M in the first quarter. Analysts highlight the positive impact of integrating Banco de Valencia and Banca Cívica. Spain’s third biggest bank by market value improved its margins and reduced its NPL rate for the first time since the crisis started.