Hellenic lender to receive accomplishing loans from RCB


Hellenic Bank introduced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire a performing loan portfolio (the “Transaction”) from RCB Lender Confined, which was beforehand recognized as the Russian Commercial Financial institution (Cyprus).

According to a assertion, the Transaction entails a executing financial loan portfolio of gross ebook price of all-around €556 million, relevant hard cash collateral and other credit rating balances of about €89 million and letters of assure of about €23 million. As component of the Transaction, up to 16 workers from RCB Bank Confined who take care of this portfolio will be transferred to the Financial institution.

About 75% of the financial loans are Cypriot exposures, though the remaining 25% are genuine estate loans in the European Union and the Cyprus. The key sectoral exposures are: 37% serious estate and design, 29% accommodations, and 19% wholesale and retail trade. About 54% of the Cypriot exposures relates to existing clientele of the Lender.

The mortgage portfolio is properly collateralised and contains of executing small business loans to 103 debtors. The debtors associated will be vetted for sanctions compliance and AML clearance, in line with the rigorous monitoring done by the Financial institution to manage all associated pitfalls and comply with the relevant sanctions imposed on Russia and Belarus. The Lender will have the appropriate to refuse onboarding debtors that fall short to meet its criteria.

The personal loan portfolio comprises: Tranche A (relating to only Cypriot exposures) of about €292 million and Tranche B of close to €264 million. The acquisition of Tranche A is predicted to be concluded by 24 March 2022, although the acquisition of Tranche B is expected to be completed by 31 May 2022, topic to suitable because of diligence, final agreement and all appropriate regulatory approvals.

Dependent on September 2021 figures, the Bank’s doing loan portfolio is anticipated to maximize by about 11%, though the professional-forma NPE ratio (excluding APS-NPEs) will be lessened to around 13.4% from 14.5%. The Bank’s possibility weighted property are envisioned to enhance by about €656 million, resulting in a professional-forma cash adequacy ratio of 2000%, in comparison to 22.3% as of September 2021. On completion of acquisition of Tranche A, the Bank’s professional-forma funds adequacy ratio is anticipated to be all over 21,%.

Oliver Gatzke, CEO of Hellenic Bank claimed: In line with the Bank’s tactic of escalating its company in Cyprus, the Transaction will increase the Bank’s consumer base in business enterprise lending, gives cross advertising prospects, increases its functioning income by way of greater desire income and generates likely for growing its non-fascination income.

RCB announcement

RCB Bank Ltd announces that it has entered into an arrangement with Hellenic Bank Community Company Ltd for the sale of a carrying out bank loan portfolio of up to c. €556 million, related resources on the accounts of the corresponding borrowers and linked off-equilibrium sheet obligations.

The financial loan portfolio getting sold includes of two tranches – Tranche A of c. €292 million relating to Cypriot exposures and Tranche B of c. €264 million relating to Cypriot, other European and Cyprus exposures. The sale of Tranche A is envisioned to be done on 24 March 2022, although the sale of Tranche B is envisioned to be concluded by 31 May possibly 2022, subject to all related regulatory approvals.

The mortgage portfolio is perfectly collateralized and includes of primarily company financial loans. About 75% of the loans are Cypriot exposures, whilst the remaining c.25% are professional real estate financial loans in the European Union and the Cyprus. The portfolio features exposures to Cypriot and other European debtors in the following major sectors: motels and lodging, business actual estate, development and improvement, wholesale and retail trade, producing, meals and beverage, renewable power and education and learning.

The sale of the financial loan portfolio shall improve further more the capital and the liquidity buffers of RCB Lender Ltd and shall create added considerable buffers, consequently enabling for significant absorption capacity of any possible external shocks. The total cash adequacy ratio of RCB Bank Ltd shall maximize from c. 21% to above 27%. The Bank’s liquidity shall exceed the total quantity of all liabilities, which enables RCB Financial institution Ltd both equally assembly its obligations to all of its purchasers in total as effectively as to manage enough stages of liquid assets for its even more functions. RCB Bank is expected to get a overall total of above 500 million Euros from the sale.

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The working day Russia invaded Ukraine, Russian state-owned VTB Bank, which obtained slapped by the U.S. with sanctions the exact same day, transferred its stake in Cyprus’ RCB Bank to the two remaining shareholders, equally of which are providers registered in Cyprus.