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The six listed Spanish banks to pay out seven billion in dividends in one month

More than five million shareholders of Spanish listed banks will receive more than €7,000 million in dividends in the coming weeks, according to Expansión newspaper. CaixaBank leads the ranking in terms of amount, with more than €2,890 million that will be distributed among its investors. It is followed by BBVA, with more than €2,200 million and Santander, which climbs to third place on the podium, with €1,500 million. Medium-sized institutions…


Moody’s revises ratings of 15 Spanish financial institutions: from A2 on Santander to Baa2 on Sabadell

Moody’s has revised some ratings of 15 Spanish financial institutions following its assessment of “an improvement in operating and credit conditions in Spain, which has implied the upgrading of Spain’s macroeconomic profile to strong”. The decisions also take into account the revision of Spain’s rating outlook from stable to positive on 15 March. The agency upgraded the senior preferred ratings of CaixaBank and Ibercaja and revised the outlooks of several…

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Caixabank CEO says bank taxes are brake on further consolidation of European banking sector

Link Securities| At a round table organised by the Bank of Spain (BdE) to celebrate ten years of the Single Supervisory Mechanism, the CEO of Caixabank (CABK), Gonzalo Gortázar, told the main financial supervisors that taxes on banking are a brake that does not help further consolidation of the European banking sector, as reported on Wednesday by Expansión. “In the last eleven years, the bank’s return on capital has been…

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Spanish banks expand +9 b.p. in credit due to New York Community Bancorp’s collapse against +27 b.p. for German banks

Santander Research : After last week’s stock market collapse of regional bank New York Community Bancorp, in Europe, the alarm bell was sounded by Deutsche Pfandbriefbank. By country, the biggest stock market falls are in French (BNP -14%, SocGen -9%) and German banks; while, in credit, the biggest increases are in German banks (+27bp), followed by Spanish (+9bp), French (+8bp) and Italian (+6bp) banks. The upgrade by S&P of Banco…

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Spanish banks’ profitability rises to 11.92% in 3Q23, now at all-time high, says Bank of Spain

CdM | Spanish banks achieved an annualised return on equity of 12.3% in the third quarter of 2023, compared to 11.92% in the previous quarter and 10.25% in the same quarter of 2022, according to supervisory statistics on credit institutions published on Friday by the Bank of Spain, and reported by Europa Press. This profitability figure is still far from the 14.88% recorded in the first quarter of 2021, although…


ING to stop funding oil and gas extraction by 2040 and aims to triple funding for renewables by 2025

Alphavalue / Divacons| The Dutch financial institution announced new targets in its energy transition financing strategy. The bank will stop financing oil and gas extraction by 2040 and aims to triple financing for renewables by 2025. This is a step forward from the previous policy adopted by the bank last year, which sought to end financing for new oil and gas fields and restrict financing to any related infrastructure. On…

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Spanish banking: NPLs stable at 3.56% in September 2023; BBVA, Sabadell and Caixabank, preferred stocks

Bankinter : NPLs remain stable despite the adverse denominator effect of the fall in the stock of credit (+0.03% month-on-month; -3.31% year-on-year; -2.99% YTD/2023). Most importantly, the balance of non-performing loans stands at €42,081m (+0.05% month-on-month; -9.2% year-on-year) and accumulates a decline of -2.5% YTD/YTD (vs €43,159m in Dec 2022). This is good news because: (1) there is no significant deterioration in credit quality despite rate hikes and inflation. It…

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Spanish banks’ NPLs remain at 3.50% in July, despite stock of credit falling by -3.09% year-on-year; BBVA, Sabadell and Caixabank, top picks

Bankinter : According to the latest data published by the Bank of Spain, the preliminary figure for non-performing loans remained at 3.50% in July, similar to June’s figure and compared to 3.85% in July last year, despite the adverse denominator effect of the fall in the stock of credit (-0.92% m/m; -3.09% year-on-year); BBVA, Sabadell and Caixabank, top picks. 26 September 2023 Analysis team’s view: Most importantly, the balance of…

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CaixaBank and Bankinter now offer returns on deposits

Alphavalue | Large entities such as CaixaBank and Bankinter have begun to offer returns on deposits on a personalised basis and for customers with strong ties and balances of more than €50,000, as reported by the newspaper Expansión. Santander does the same, through Openbank. Until now, only a few small banks (and mostly internet-based) offered something for deposits.

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Spanish banking sector NPL ratio rises in May to 3.59%, up from 3.55% in previous month

Link Securities | According to data published by the Bank of Spain and reported by Expansión, the banking sector’s non-performing loans ratio rose in May to 3.59% of total credit, up from 3.55% the previous month, making it two months in a row of increases. However, it remains at the lowest level since December 2008. Compared with the rate in May 2022, the financial sector’s NPL ratio fell by 0.59…