02Mar2016
Breaking Down the Financial Stability Report 2015 - Mortgages An analysis of mortgages in Barbados based on the 2015 Financial Stability Report...
25Feb2016
Breaking Down the Financial Stability Report 2015 - Credit Unions An analysis of local credit unions based on the 2015 Financial Stability Report...
18Feb2016
Breaking Down the Financial Stability Report 2015 - Insurance Companies An analysis of local insurance companies based on the 2015 Financial Stability Report...
10Feb2016
Breaking Down the Financial Stability Report 2015 - Commercial Banks An analysis of local commercial banks based on the 2015 Financial Stability Report...
02Feb2016
Financial Stability Report 2015 CBB and FSC have released an in depth analysis of Barbados' financial system. The report examines the island’s commercial banks, trust and finance companies, credit unions, and insurance companies....
18Aug2015
Barbados' Financial System Showing Signs of Recovery Evidence of a slowly recovering financial system emerged over the twelve months ending March 2015 as the loan portfolios of major deposit-taking institutions (DTIs), expanded by just over one percentage point of GDP. Commercial banks’ recorded 1.4 percent growth in credit, while the credit unions’ expansion was a more substantial 6.7 percent, albeit from a smaller base. DTIs remain well capitalised, with banks in particular possessing capital levels that make them extremely resilient to substantial economic shocks. Credit risk within commercial banks has been contained as net write-offs continued to average less than one percent per year of total loans....
08Aug2014
Financial Stability Report Updated 2014 Since the release of the last Financial Stability Report (FSR) in January 2014, the financial sector has showed signs of improvement. Despite credit risk remaining high, the level of non-performing loans(NPLs) has declined since September 2013. Furthermore, even though the overall loan portfolio of domestic lending institutions contracted slightly, the mortgage market remained an area of growth across the financial system. At the same time, available funding continued to shift from the private to the public sector. In addition, growth in deposits was moderate and resulted in increased liquidity in the financial system, while capital buffers remained well in excess of the requirements and institutions continued to generate profits. ...
04Aug2014
Financial Stability Report 2014 The Barbadian financial system continued to demonstrate resilience in spite of challenging economic conditions. Over the course of the twelve months ending September 2014, most deposit-taking entities (banks, trust companies and finance houses) and insurance firms faced low demand for major financial products by the private sector. Consequently, growth was weak and in some instances, entities recorded a contraction on their balance sheets. ...
06Jul2013
Financial Stability Update 2013 Since September, the financial system has remained generally stable and well capitalised. Levels of liquidity across all financial institutions continued to be high and entities were generally profitable, though profit margins continued to be compressed. While credit quality declined further at banks, credit unions and non-bank financial institutions experienced no growth in their non-performing loans. For banks, this deterioration was mainly in the personal mortgage and real estate sectors. ...
15May2013
Financial Stability Report 2013 Even before the global financial crisis of 2008, the financial system in Barbados had grown in size and complexity resulting in a number of regulatory innovations as regulators attempted to keep pace with the changing environment. This ongoing monitoring and legislative fine-tuning have been key pillars in supporting the financial architecture and the overall stability of the system in an adverse post-crisis economic environment. Since 2008, there have been several upgrades to the legislative framework and updated guidelines have been issued by both the Central Bank of Barbados and Financial Services Commission to ensure that the industry is operating in line with international best practices. In addition, continued exchanges between the regional and international supervisors have also contributed to the effective consolidated and cross-border monitoring of institutions. Moreover, significant progress has been made towards the development of a regional financial stability assessment report and work on a regional crisis management and resolution plan has already begun. ...
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