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Steady Growth and Strong Resilience in Cyprus’s Banking Sector

Cyprus’s banking sector has shown remarkable resilience and steady growth amidst global uncertainties, with banks maintaining high liquidity coverage and profitability. The nation’s commitment to addressing nonperforming loans and preparing for challenges like climate change and digitalization reflects a forwardlooking approach to ensuring longterm stability and success.

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Cyprus Banking Trends: Deposits Rise While Loans Decline

In Cyprus, deposits in banks are on the rise, increasing by €209.1 million in April to reach a total of €52.5 billion, while loans have seen a decline of €278.6 million in the same month, totaling €24.9 billion. This trend indicates a growing savings trend and cautious borrowing behavior in the Cypriot economy, reflecting the current financial landscape in the country.

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New Loans in Cyprus Surge in February

In February 2024, Cyprus experienced a surge in new loans totaling €575.5 million, driven by increased lending to companies, signaling economic growth and confidence in the financial sector. The rise in loans, particularly in the corporate sector with significant loans exceeding €1 million, highlights a shift towards largerscale investments and expansion within the Cypriot economy.

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New Repayment Opportunity for Homeowners with Non-Performing Loans

Kedipes and doValue Cyprus have introduced a new repayment plan for homeowners with nonperforming loans on primary residences valued up to €350,000, offering reduced payments based on property market value. The initiative aims to provide quick relief for those struggling with debt, with a simplified application process and immediate approvals for eligible borrowers.

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Cyprus Sees Surge in Deposits and Loans in February

The banking trends in Cyprus have taken a positive turn in February 2024, revealing a €65.4 million increase in deposits and a significant €348.9 million rise in loans. These figures point towards a potential return to financial stability and growth in the local economy, with signs of increased consumer confidence and corporate borrowing for investment or expansion.

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Cyprus Sees 47 Percent Surge in New Loans, Corporate Borrowing Spikes

In January 2024, Cyprus experienced a significant 47 percent surge in new loans compared to the previous year, mainly driven by a 379 percent spike in large corporate borrowing, showcasing a strong economic growth and business confidence in the country. While housing loans saw a slight decline, consumer loans surged by 65 percent, indicating a mixed picture of corporate confidence and consumer caution in the financial landscape of Cyprus.

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Cyprus Sees Further Reduction in Non-Performing Loans in September 2023

As of September 2023, Cyprus has experienced a further reduction in nonperforming loans (NPLs), with a decrease to €2.02 billion, down from €2.08 billion in August. The NPL ratio has improved to 8.3 percent, and the banking sector continues to demonstrate resilience, evidenced by stable coverage ratios and a decrease in loans with delays beyond 90 days.

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