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Kasinger, Johannes
Krahnen, Jan Pieter
Ongena, Steven
Pelizzon, Loriana
Schmeling, Maik
Wahrenburg, Mark
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SAFE White Paper No. 84
This paper discusses policy implications of a potentialsurge in NPLs due to COVID-19. The study provides an empirical assessment of potential scenarios and draws lessons from previous crises for effective NPL treatment. The paper highlights the importance of early and realistic assessment of loan lossesto avoid adverse incentives for banks. Secondary loan markets would help in this process and further facilitate bank resolution as laid down in the BRRD, which should be uphold even in extreme scenarios. This paper was prepared by the Economic Governance Support Unit (EGOV) at the request of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON).
Non-performing Loans
Bank Resolution
Secondary Loan Markets
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Working Paper

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