Now, they have decided the creation of a bad bank
is the solution to the NPL problem and one that will save the Co-op Central Bank about which all our politicians have a soft spot.
The official said that the government has dropped the idea of setting up a bad bank
and solving the NPA problem has more importance than pursuing consolidation in the banking sector.
Nama is the so-called bad bank
set up in 2010 to take loans linked to property investments off bailed-out Irish banks at a discount.
To achieve these goals, the Bank of Portugal transferred five senior unsecured Novo Banco bonds governed by Portuguese law totaling [euro]2 billion into the bad bank
BES where investors will incur large losses.
The creation of a bad bank
, together with other government reforms, "should further improve the banks' ability to lend to the real economy and drive economic growth," the commissioner added.
9bn HFSF buffer that would serve as capital for the bad bank
The establishment of a bad bank
is set to have two advantages: the state ownership in the new bad bank
will dilute to below 5% and it is the first step towards making state bankA BelfiusA saleable again.
As it continues to sell its British portfolio, bad bank
NAMA will make available a block of land outside London in the market.
Instead RBS will create an internal bad bank
of problem assets to be run off over the next three years, avoiding the "effort, risk and expense" of the fully nationalised alternative.
RBS is the biggest faller on the FTSE100 this morning after announcing the set up of an internal bad bank
to ring-fence the bank's riskiest loans- a move backed by the UK government.
The plan will avoid the need for a shareholder vote, unlike a full nationalisation of the bad bank
, a strategy which faced vocal investor opposition.
Osborne added: "We are looking at the case for a bad bank
and, if not a bad bank
, what is the alternative strategy that really gets on top of the problems in that bank and goes on being what I want it to be, which is a bank supporting the British economy.