The place to get the inside scoop on NPLs in SEE

The 2016 SEE NPL Forum gathered more 130 participants from CESEE. International and regional experts shared their insights on regional market trends, regulatory frameworks and the different state strategies for resolving the NPL issue. Panelists debated the obstacles and opportunities faced when investing in the SEE region and the event provided insight and experience from regional regulatory institutions which provided an opportunity to compare different approaches of regional governments and central banks in dealings with NPLs, measures that have been implemented and their results.


The Challenge


In the Serbian market, NPL strategies have focused on the development of the NPL market and making it more attractive for asset management firms. The main challenges facing Serbia are mainly regulatory in nature and concern actions that have to be taken in the retail NPL market, the law on real estate valuations, the tax treatment of NPLs and issues concerning banking secrecy and data protection.


In Croatia, the measures taken by the Croatian National Bank are showing results, making this market more attractive for existing and potential investors.


The Slovenia Central bank has applied somewhat “out of the box“ thinking i.e. a direct approach in dialogue with potential investors which has led to satisfactory results in downscaling NPLs in the Slovenian market.


Undisputable Investment Potential

The regional NPL market presents indisputable investment potential (approx. 50 to 55 Billion EUR), however, there are vast regulatory obstacles preventing more investors from entering the region and existing ones from making larger investments. As these obstacles are addressed, the market will undoubtedly grow and develop.

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