Economic history of Italy

Banking sector’s net profit up 41 percent

The combined net profit of Turkish banks increased by 41 percent in the January-July period from a year ago to 293.4 billion Turkish liras ($11.1 billion), the data from the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency (BDDK) have shown.

In July alone, the banking sector's net income was up around 12 percent to 43.3 billion liras.

Regulator issues new banking licenses

The Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency (BDDK) has granted licenses to Enpara and Colendi Bank to establish banks.

Enpara, which offers services on digital channels under the roof of QNB Finansbank, has given the green light to operate as a deposit bank. Enpara Bank will be established with a capital of $300 million.

Turkish banks' net profit tops 190 billion liras

The combined net income of Turkish lenders increased by 44 percent from a year ago to 190.3 billion Turkish Liras ($7.3 billion) in January-May, data from the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency (BDDK) have shown.

The banking industry's total assets grew by 17.4 percent compared with the end of 2022 to stand at 16.84 trillion liras as of May.

Over €8 bln spent on houses in Greece last year

The funds invested last year in the housing market nationwide are estimated at over 8 billion euros, highlighting the upward trend in demand but also in prices.

This amount is high considering both the fact that banks no longer finance 100% of the value of properties to be purchased, and the fact that only 20% of purchases and sales are made through bank lending.

Turkish homebuyers in wait-and-see mode

Potential homebuyers in Türkiye currently are taking a wait-and-see approach, anticipating that banks will eventually turn on the credit taps after the May 14 elections.

As demand has weakened, some property owners are reducing their asking price in an attempt to find a buyer.

Prices of houses offered on the market for sale have declined by 5 percent, daily Milliyet reported.