CBUAE Governor emphasized that pivotal role played by the Banking Arena in the UAE’s economic recovery and stabilization


As per the nation’s Central Bank, the Banking arena in the UAE had remained out a lot robust despite the pandemic powered-turbulence and are also crucial for the nation’s economic recovery and gradual stabilization as they are instrumental in upholding a sustained flow of credit to trades and individuals.

The governor of the Central Bank of the UAE, Khaled Balama, stated out within a meeting of all chief executives of the lenders that are operational within the nation that; ““The UAE banking system remains resilient and our support measures in the form of the CBUAE’s Targeted Economic Support Scheme (Tess) and other measures will remain in place until the middle of next year. Against this background, we expect banks to support the economy and ensure a continued flow of funds to creditworthy retail and corporate clients.”

The UAEs Core regulator as well central bank governing body also had a discussion regarding the macroeconomic conditions that is prevailing within the nation during the meeting as well as had evaluated out the financial arena’s stability within the Arab League’s second-major economy as on recently.

Mr Balama also stated out that, “The CBUAE will be funding out the banking sector through different components of Tess, which was prolonged until June 30 next year “in the expectation that banks will continue to support the UAE’s recovery by continuing to lend to creditworthy customers.”

The CBUAE also added out that; “However, bank lending has remained flat, reflecting “subdued demand and the conservative risk appetite of banks.”

He also further stated out that: “Our assessment and recent economic data point to a post-pandemic rebound of the UAE economy.”

The UAE has proclaimed economic sustenance measures valued at Dh388 billion ($105.6bn) post the Covid-19 pandemic upturned the global economy into shifting out to its worst recession since the 1930s. As part of this, the central bank declared a Dh50bn Tess, which bids zero-budget collateral funding to banks.

The chief executives also reviewed out the necessities and detailed enablers for the financial sector and how they can further provision out the economy, specifically during the initial stages of recovery.

The Preceding week, the regulator stated the UAE’s economy is anticipated to nurture 2.4 percent as it steadily recovers from the pandemic-induced slowdown. The non-oil economy of the Emirates is anticipated to nurture around 4 percent this year and next, while overall economic progress is anticipated to be 3.8 percent in 2022.

The CBUAE also stated out that the economic system of the UAE is “stable”, with “adequate” liquidness and capital buffers upheld by lenders that are reinforced by stable deposit volumes and progress in capital market funding.

It also conferred asset quality and credit environments – areas that are subject to close scrutinizing by the CBUAE. Chief executives also conferred trends in the nation’s real estate market and the CBUAE’s projected framework for investigation and supervision of real estate acquaintances that is aimed at addressing risks linked with lending to the sector.

Banking administrators were also instructed on the remaining regulatory and supervisory proposals by the central bank.


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