Nonperforming loans rise, but banks remain strong

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Moody’s Investors Service
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Last year, repayments of one in 20 loans at South Africa’s four major banks were in arrears.

The number of nonperforming loans increased during the Covid-19 pandemic in the past year. And, according to credit ratings agency Moody’s Investors Service, this figure could still rise from 5.4% to between 7% and 9% this financial year.

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