Chinese Bankers Expect Non-performing Loans to Stay Low until 2020

Around 70% of Chinese bankers see non-performing loan ratios remaining beneath 2% across the next three years, according to the latest Chinese Bankers’ Survey from the China Banking Association.

The surveyed was produced by CBA in conjunction with PricewaterhouseCoopers, and based on interviews with 1,920 members of the banking sector from 163 institutions.

Monica Ng, financial services partners for PwC Hong Kong, said that Chinese bankers have consistently expressed strong concerns about non-performing loan ratios in recent years.

“The challenge of non-performing loans has been uppermost in the minds of China’s bankers in recent years and an increasing non-performing loan balance was cited as the main pressure on their institution by 87 of respondents in 2016,” said Ng.

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