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Financial targets

Taken together, our goals contribute to the creation of long-term value. A high level of customer value is a requirement for sustainable profitability. Our focus on cost efficiency gives us the scope for investment required to enable us to remain an attractive bank in the future.

Return on equity

  • The return on equity shall amount to at least 15 per cent.

The return on equity for the full year 2016 was 15.8 per cent on total operations. 

Return on equity, continuing operations
Q1 17Q4 16Q3 16Q2 16Q1 16

* One-off income from VISA. Return on equity from underlying business was 13.9%

Cost efficiency

  • Swedbank should be market leader in cost efficiency. Swedbank's C/I ratio for 2016 was 0.38%. 

C/I ratio

 Q1 17Q4 16Q3 16Q2 16Q1 16

* One-off income from VISA, C/I ratio from underlying business was 0.41%


Due to continued uncertainty around capital requirements Swedbank's board of Directors has not established a new capital target.

During 2016 Swedbank's Common Equity Tier 1 ratio improved to 25.0 per cent.

CET1 ratio

 Q1 17Q4 16Q3 16Q2 16Q1 16

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