The FSC has announced that total outstanding loans extended by the current 36 domestic banks increased by NT$230.5 billion (US$7.29billion) as compared to the figure of previous month and amounted to NT$29.20 trillion (US$923.7 billion) at the end of May 2019. Meanwhile, the NPLs of these banks totaled at NT$70.2billion (US$2.22billion) which decreased by NT$1.7 billion (US$53.78 million) from NT$71.9 billion (US$2.27 billion) as of the end of the previous month. With a slight decrease of 0.01 percentage point, the average NPL ratio of the 36 banks fell to 0.24% down from 0.25% at the end of previous month, and was down by 0.03 percentage points compared to the same month last year.
The coverage ratios of allowances for NPLs increased by 16.39 percentage points and therefore rose to a figure of 572.99% from 556.6% of the previous month. The asset quality of domestic banks continuously remained manageable according to the above figures as of the end of May 2019.