Central bank: Greek lenders need to boost capital by €6.8B

|By:, SA News Editor

National Bank of Greece (NBG -2.8%) - the country's biggest lender - has a shortfall of €2.18B, according to the Bank of Greece, while the 2nd largest, Piraeus Bank (BPIRY, BPIRF), needs to raise just €425M. Alpha Bank (ALBKF, ALBKY) needs to raise €262M.

Separately, Piraeus has plans to raise €1.75B to repay €750M of preferred shares and boost its ratios as non-performing loans stand at 36.6% of total loans.

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