Non-performing loans as a share of bank loans reached 0.670 % in 2018 in Switzerland, according to the National Central Bank. This is 4.84 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, non-performing loans as a share of bank loans in Switzerland reached an all time high of 4.10 % in 2000 and an all time low of 0.639 % in 2017. When compared to Switzerland's main peers, non-performing loans as a share of bank loans in Austria amounted to 1.88 %, 2.75 % in France, 1.24 % in Germany and 8.39 % in Italy in 2018.
Switzerland has been ranked 115th within the group of 119 countries we follow in terms of non-performing loans as a share of bank loans, 10 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.
A non-performing loan is a loan that is in default or close to being in default.