The European Banking Authority (EBA) has published a periodical update of its risk dashboard. The EBA risk dashboard is part of the regular risk assessment conducted by the EBA and complements the semi-annual risk assessment report. It is based on Q4 2014 data and takes into consideration the evolution of a set of key risk indicators from 55 EU banks that the EBA has been collecting on a quarterly basis since 2009.
The EBA’s risk dashboard notes that:
- EU banks’ capital remained strong in Q4 2014 compared to the last quarter;
- the quality of banks’ loan portfolios is nearly unchanged;
- profitability shows a positive trend on a year over year comparison, but return on equity remains subdued and materially below the average cost of equity; and
- the loan-to-deposit ratio decreased in Q4 2014.
View EBA updates its risk dashboard for EU banking sector, 3 June 2015