Banks brace for lockdown losses

Original article by Joyce Moullakis
The Australian – Page: 13 & 17 : 14-Jul-21

Richard Wiles of Morgan Stanley expects Australia’s major banks to announce combined coronavirus-related loan impairment charges of $700m for the June quarter. Wiles adds that the COVID-19 lockdown in Greater Sydney is likely to prompt the banks to adopt a more conservative approach to making provisions for loan losses. Morgan Stanley also expects loss rates to increase in the second half of 2021 and the first six months of 2022.

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MORGAN STANLEY AUSTRALIA LIMITED

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