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José María Roldán, president of the Spanish Banking Association (AEB) , has responded sharply to the ban-recommendation of the European Central Bank (ECB) to the entities of dividends: “Certain pronouncements these weeks of certain agencies are unnecessary because the banks are fully aware of it, and so it has been with measures of elimination of the dividend on account”.

The leader of the employers in the industry has ensured that the banking voluntarily agreed not to pay dividends.

“I don’t see what added those official statements” , commented on the annual meeting of the AEB, at the time that I added that is not in favour of a measure of the “coffee for all”.

In this sense, Roldán has stressed that “there must be a greater discrimination” among banks. That is to say, that can’t vetarse the shareholder remuneration for the whole sector because each entity lives in a different situation. A few will be able to pay a dividend and others do not, but -he says – that should decide which.

Furthermore, the president of the AEB has stressed that he is not concerned that the mistakes of the SEPE to push now for the sector to recover money that should not have been paid out of the ERTE. “It is normal that you have incidents when we speak of operations as massive as the advancement of the ERTE. We cannot think that we can make hundreds of thousands of transactions without incident. The normal thing is to talk it out and fix it, in dialogue with the Administration in this case. And find solutions to these issues. Nor are we concerned about the volume of them or think of leaving of the program of advancement of the Strong,” he explained.

What is certain is that, as has been published by ABC, the ECSC, the other sector’s employers ‘ organisation, has decided to stop paying these advances of STRONG to resolve the problems. And has called for the commission to follow up the agreement that was signed with the Government.

Times of uncertainty

beyond these two issues, the leader of the employers bank has explained that we are in a time of great uncertainty, to be able to make forecasts of how much will increase the delinquency in our country. The EBA , for its part, pointed out a few weeks ago that the non-performing loans ratio could increase to levels similar to the debt crisis. In the Spanish case, the maximum was reached at the end of 2013 with 13.7%.

he Also referred to the possibility of creating a “bad bank” of europe. A sort of Sareb at the community level, as had already been sliding certain institutions such as the ECB. In this case, Roldan ruled out in these moments such a measure because it is indicated in times of systemic crisis and now is not the conditions in Spain. Is more, the leader stressed during his speech that the entities associated to the AEB come to this crisis much better than the previous recession: in terms of both capital and liquidity.