National Bank of Greece's non-performing loans reached 37.9% of total loans at the end of 2015, up from 26.4% when compared to the previous year. Historically, the NPL ratio hit an all time high of 37.9% in 2015 and an all time low of 4.10% in 2008.
Provision coverage amounted to 58.2% at the end of 2015, up from 50.9% compared to a year earlier.
The bank created loan loss provisions worth of 7.51% of average loans in 2015. That's compared to 7.64% of loans the bank put aside to its cost on average in the last five years.
When compared to bank's main peers, Alpha Bank Group operated at the end of 2015 with NPL ratio of 53.7% and provision coverage of 38.4%, Piraeus Bank Group with 2.22% and 70.4% respectively and Eurobank Group had 43.4% of bad loans covered with 52.6% by provisions at the end of 2015.