Maryna Korol


Relevance of research. During the global financial collapse of 2008–2009, Canadian banks demonstrated stability and vastly avoided the international crisis. There was a view that Canada’s banking system was strict and overly risk-oriented, but after the crisis, it was recognized as logical in terms of lending, which required careful government supervision and regulation based on the principles of security and reliability. In fact, the World Economic Forum recognizes Canadian banks as the most stable in the world. So, all mentioned above prompted us to study the dynamics of the main indicators of the Canadian banking system. The aim of the study is to summarize and characterize the existing trends of banking system evolution in Canada. Methodological basis of the study is based on the analysis of the study of the Canadian banking system according to the indicators of the number of banking institutions, their profitability / loss, the quality of the loan portfolio and analysis of the largest banks in the country. A systemic analysis of the quantitative and qualitative composition of the above-mentioned banking indicators, synthesis and generalization were used to generalize and formulate conclusions. Scientific results. This article is devoted to the study of the dynamics of the main indicators of the Canadian banking system during the period from 2000 to 2019 inclusively. It is argued that the number of commercial banks has had a positive dynamics during the analyzed period, even the period of the global financial crisis of 2008-2009 has not reduced their number, which indicates the stability and prudent policy of commercial banks and the Central Bank as a whole. It has been established that 2019 is the year of the historical maximum assets of the Canadian banking system (more than 277% of Canada’s GDP). It is shown that the assets of eight largest banks in Canada account for 91% of the total assets of the banking sector. A record decline in the bank’s profits was recorded in 2009. The quality of the loan portfolio of commercial banks in Canada since 2009 shows a significant decrease in the share of outstanding loans. The practical significance of the study is to rate the strengths and weaknesses of the Canadian banking system. Significance / originality. The results achieved form an integrated view of the functioning of the Canadian banking system. The following studies will focus on methods and models for verifying the stability of banking systems, including the Canadian banking system.

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Korol, M. (2020). DYNAMICS OF MAIN INDICATORS OF THE CANADIAN BANKING SYSTEM. Baltic Journal of Economic Studies, 6(3), 136-142. https://doi.org/10.30525/2256-0742/2020-6-3-136-142
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banks, banking system, assets and liabilities of commercial banks, quality of loan portfolio of commercial banks


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