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Private Sector Deposits up 305M Euros in August‏

Private sector deposits in Greek banks grew by 305 million euros in August, after a decline by 1.397 billion euros in July, totaling 121.138 billion euros, up from 120.833 billion in August, but sharply down compared with 237.8 billion...

Red Loans Pose Threat to Greek Banks Restart

"Bad loans haunt Greek Banks Seeking New Start" is the title of a Reuters report regarding the plight of the banking sector in Greece's economic crisis. After 40 billion euros of deposit outflows and three weeks of closed doors and...

Eurobank to Take Over Alpha Bank Branches in Bulgaria

Eurobank, one of Greece's biggest banks, will take over the business of another major Greek bank, Alpha Bank, in the neighboring Balkan country of Bulgaria. Eurobank's subsidiary, Postbank, will buy the Bulgarian branches of Alpha Bank's subsidiary, Alpha Bank Bulgaria. Postbank will reportedly take...

Greece's Alpha Bank Freezes e-Transfers until Monday

Alpha Web Banking will operate with limited functionality during the weekend 27 – 28 June 2015. This is the announcement of the Greek bank, that came interestingly on the same day that Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tipras called for...

Skopje Challenges Athens by Blocking Greek Bank Capital Withdrawal

Skopje showed its true colors to Athens once more, after central bank head Dimitar Bogov announced on Friday that his country bans Greek bank owners with assets in FYROM to pull out their capital unless they offer their holdings for sale. Bogov revealed his...

Reuters: Greek Banks Offloading Shipping Debt to Shore Up Capital

Greek banks are considering offloading part of their shipping debt portfolios worth billions of dollars in a bid to shore up their capital, Reuters stressed citing banking and ship-financing sources. Earlier this week, Athens has secured a four-month extension of its...

Moody's Downgrades Five Greek Banks

Moody’s downgraded five Greek banks on Monday, citing heightened uncertainty regarding the new government's ability to reach an agreement with its creditors before the end of the current support program that expires at the end of February. The ratings agency said...

ECB Greenlights Emergency Liquidity Assistance to Greek Banks

The European Central Bank (ECB) gave the green light for Emergency Liquidity Assistance (ELA) to Greek banks. Three major Greek banks will get the ELA; Alpha Bank, EFG Eurobank and Piraeus Bank will have the support of the financial mechanism for...

Bank Deposits in Greece Reach Two-Year Low in December

A new two-year low reached bank deposits in Greece in December, as Greeks withdrew some 4.6 billion euros in a period stigmatized by political uncertainty due to the unsuccessful election of a new President of the Hellenic Republic and...

Greek Systemic Banks Request Inclusion in ELA

Greece's central bank has moved to protect its banks from any fallout from the coming general election, asking the European Central Bank to approve a stand-by domestic emergency funding line, a Bank of Greece official said on Saturday. "We have...