Republic of Belarus:Technical Assistance Report-Asset Classification and Nonperforming Loan Regulation

Publication Date:

April 19, 2021

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

The NBRB revised in 2018 its regulation on asset classification and provisioning (the Regulation). One of the main changes was the introduction of a new definition for NPLs based on the current framework of risk groups (RGs). This definition substitutes the previous term “problem assets.” One of the intentions of the replacement is to promote international comparability by using it as a financial soundness indicator (FSI). The reported levels of this new NPLs indicator are, however, relatively low and, more important, much lower than the previous indicator, based on problem assets. The new NPL indicator levels are relatively stable, around 4 percent. The previous indicator was also stable, but the levels were more than three times higher, about 13 percent.

Series:

Country Report No. 2021/078

Subject:

Frequency:

regular

English

Publication Date:

April 19, 2021

ISBN/ISSN:

9781513577005/1934-7685

Stock No:

1BLREA2021001

Pages:

87

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