Bad loans

State banks nowhere near target to retrieve funds from top defaulters

Four state-run banks in Bangladesh are finding it difficult to recoup loans from their top 20 defaulters, a failure that has worsened their financial health and squeezed their capacity further to lend.

Bad loans hit historic high

Default loans in the banking sector of Bangladesh hit an all-time high of Tk 182,295 crore, but no reform programme to reduce it has been announced in the budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

Default loans hit historic high of Tk 1,82,295 crore

Bad loans rose by Tk 36,367 crore in just three months

BB roadmap to knock down bad loans

The Bangladesh Bank yesterday unveiled its roadmap for reining in the runaway defaulted loans to a reasonable level and bringing in good governance to the banking sector, which is progressively becoming an Achilles heel of the economy.

Bangladesh 2nd in South Asia in bad loan ratio

Bangladesh’s banking sector has the second-highest ratio of non-performing loans (NPL) among the countries in South Asia as lenders continue to face multiple challenges emanating from scams, a lack of corporate governance and borrowers’ growing reluctance to make instalments regularly.  

Bad loans pile up at state banks, eating away profits

Four state-run commercial banks registered 29 per cent year-on-year spike in bad loans in 2022 as the central bank’s relaxed classification rules introduced in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak ended and their inefficient lending persisted. 

Bad debts going worse

Misgovernance, corruption, nepotism and subsequent bad debts keep plaguing our banking landscape.

Rescheduled loans too turning bad

The Bangladesh Bank’s policy that allows defaulters longer repayment tenures and easy terms and access to fresh funds has appeared to have failed to make major inroad in bringing down bad debts as rescheduled loans are even turning sour. 

The two economic problems we can’t seem to overcome

There are two major economic problems that have been plaguing Bangladesh for a long time: Rising non-performing loans (NPLs), and money getting laundered out of the country.

July 10, 2024
July 10, 2024

State banks nowhere near target to retrieve funds from top defaulters

Four state-run banks in Bangladesh are finding it difficult to recoup loans from their top 20 defaulters, a failure that has worsened their financial health and squeezed their capacity further to lend.

June 7, 2024
June 7, 2024

Bad loans hit historic high

Default loans in the banking sector of Bangladesh hit an all-time high of Tk 182,295 crore, but no reform programme to reduce it has been announced in the budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

June 6, 2024
June 6, 2024

Default loans hit historic high of Tk 1,82,295 crore

Bad loans rose by Tk 36,367 crore in just three months

February 5, 2024
February 5, 2024

BB roadmap to knock down bad loans

The Bangladesh Bank yesterday unveiled its roadmap for reining in the runaway defaulted loans to a reasonable level and bringing in good governance to the banking sector, which is progressively becoming an Achilles heel of the economy.

May 14, 2023
May 14, 2023

Bangladesh 2nd in South Asia in bad loan ratio

Bangladesh’s banking sector has the second-highest ratio of non-performing loans (NPL) among the countries in South Asia as lenders continue to face multiple challenges emanating from scams, a lack of corporate governance and borrowers’ growing reluctance to make instalments regularly.  

May 9, 2023
May 9, 2023

Bad loans pile up at state banks, eating away profits

Four state-run commercial banks registered 29 per cent year-on-year spike in bad loans in 2022 as the central bank’s relaxed classification rules introduced in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak ended and their inefficient lending persisted. 

December 5, 2022
December 5, 2022

Bad debts going worse

Misgovernance, corruption, nepotism and subsequent bad debts keep plaguing our banking landscape.

October 20, 2022
October 20, 2022

Rescheduled loans too turning bad

The Bangladesh Bank’s policy that allows defaulters longer repayment tenures and easy terms and access to fresh funds has appeared to have failed to make major inroad in bringing down bad debts as rescheduled loans are even turning sour. 

July 7, 2022
July 7, 2022

The two economic problems we can’t seem to overcome

There are two major economic problems that have been plaguing Bangladesh for a long time: Rising non-performing loans (NPLs), and money getting laundered out of the country.

June 22, 2022
June 22, 2022

Tk 1,26,369 crore loans defaulted as of March this year: Finance Minister

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal today told the parliament that as of March this year, the amount of defaulted loans in the country was Tk 126,369 crore.

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