Non-Performing Loan and Economic Determinants in Asia-Pacific Countries: Evidence from Credit Card Debt
Weini Soh

Weini Soh, University Putra Malaysia.
Manuscript received on 10 May 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 19 May 2019 | Manuscript Published on 23 May 2019 | PP: 1609-1614 | Volume-7 Issue-6S5 April 2019 | Retrieval Number: F12850476S519/2019©BEIESP
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Abstract: Credit card loans are one of the NPL classified as doubtful requiring 50% provisioning and those which are more than 6 months in arrears should be classified as bad requiring 100% provisioning which has the high potential loss for banks when the users unable to pay back the amount. Country macroeconomics indicator leads to a rise in delinquency rates after controlling for credit supply and shocks like divorce and health coverage we investigate whether consumer propensity for delinquency and bankruptcy. The study sample consisted of 4 countries with 2 types of market classification which are developed countries by Singapore and Hong Kong, and emerging countries, Malaysia and Korea. A balanced panel regression shows unemployment rate play a significant variable to explain the NPL due to the credit card debt outstanding. The country development status helps in enhancing the reliability of the study.
Keywords: Credit Card Debt, Non-Performing Loan, Macroeconomic, Gross Domestic Product.
Scope of the Article: Computational Economics, Digital Photogrammetric