Bank cost to income ratio reached 71.9 % in 2013 in France, according to the National Central Bank. This is 5.11 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, bank cost to income ratio in France reached an all time high of 77.7 % in 2008 and an all time low of 58.0 % in 2006. When compared to France's main peers, bank cost to income ratio in Belgium amounted to 53.8 %, 69.1 % in Germany, 59.1 % in Italy and 49.7 % in Spain in 2013.
France has been ranked 11th within the group of 125 countries we follow in terms of bank cost to income ratio, 8 places above the position seen 10 years ago.