Why bank mergers are good for reducing NPA?

NPAThe tide of bank non-performing assets (NPAs) seems to be finally ebbing, with net reported NPAs coming below 2%. Measures ranging from asset quality review to the introduction of a modern bankruptcy code were implemented to fight the crisis. But what actually led to the reversal of the NPA wave?

The mergers were found to have resulted in a near 10% reduction in NPAs of weak merging banks, and almost all the decline is due to a decrease in strategic defaults.

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