Gross Profit of 20 Banks Operating in Croatia up 10%

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ZAGREB, August 31, 2019 – In the first half of 2019, banks in Croatia reported pre-tax profits in the amount of 3.8 billion kuna, which is 347.9 million kuna (10%) more than in the same period of 2018, show the latest figures from the Croatian National Bank (HNB).

The data refer to a total of 20 banks operating on 30 June this year, which was three fewer than at the end of June 2018.

The downsizing has been actually the result of mergers: in October 2018, Veneto Bank was added to Privredna Banka Zagreb (PBZ), in December 2018, Splitska Banka to OTP and this April, Jadranska Banka was taken over by the Croatian Postal Bank (HPB).

The total assets of these 20 commercial lenders came to 411.9 billion kuna in the first half of 2019, down by 1.35% on the year.

In terms of volume of gross profit in H1 2019, the top three banks were Zagrebačka Banka (ZABA) with 1.3 billion kuna which was up by 29.5%, and was followed by PBZ (850.9 million kuna, up 15.4%), and OTP (417.8 million).

Of major banks, only Erste&Steiermaerkische Bank had a decline from 622.1 kuna in H1 2018 to 403.2 million kuna.

The state-owned HPB recorded a rise of 32.6% to 153 million kuna in pre-tax profit in H1 2019.

More news about Croatian banks can be found in the Business section.


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