Spain’s financial sector: Challenges and risks

Letter from the Editors

Bank profitability

Analysing differences in bank
profitability: Europe versus the US

The trend in US and European bank profitability has diverged over the last few years, with US banks consistently more profitable and better capitalised than ...

Portfolio holdings

Overlapping securities holdings across distinct
financial sector actors: Spain versus the Eurozone

The interrelationship of the portfolios held by the various sub-sectors of the financial system has recently caught the attention of regulators tasked with ...

Rental markets

The rental market challenge in Spain

There has been widespread talk of the emergence of a “bubble” in the Spanish rental market, yet underlying data do not support such a theory. Any ...

Macro scenarios

The Spanish economy in response to potential shocks

While baseline scenarios suggest the Spanish economy’s performance will remain positive, especially when compared with the rest of Europe, relatively low ...

Export performance

Spanish exports:
Weak performance in 2018 

For the first time since the financial crisis, Spain’s export performance has trended below international growth rates. The contraction in 2018 was ...

Regional finance

Spain’s regional financing system in times of
economic growth: Good results temper demand for reform

Despite shortcomings in Spain’s regional financing system, the push for reform has weakened due to numerous factors related to the economic recovery and ...

Regulation and Economic Outlook
Recent key developments in the area of Spanish financial regulation
Prepared by the Regulation and Research Department of the Spanish Confederation of Savings Banks (CECA)
Spanish economic forecasts panel: March 2019
Funcas Economic Trends and Statistics Department
Key Facts
Economic Indicators
Financial System Indicators
Social Indicators