The global banking & payments industry experienced an 84% drop in company filings mentions of COVID-19 in Q2 2024 compared with the previous quarter, with the highest share accounted for by Banco de Sabadell with 1633% year-on-year increase, according to GlobalData’s analysis of over 596 banking & payments company filings. GlobalData’s Banking & Payments: Filings Trends & Signals Q2 2024 report delves into earnings call transcripts and quarterly reports within the industry, extracting trends, signals, and comparative data to help businesses assess their performance, identify competitive intelligence, evaluate risks, and gain a comprehensive understanding of key industry events. Buy the report here.

Notably, COVID-19 was one of the most frequently referenced themes in Q2 2024, ranking highest in terms of mentions, ahead of cryptocurrencies and artificial intelligence, according to GlobalData.

Of the top leading companies in the banking & payments industry, Banco de Sabadell had the greatest increase in references for COVID-19 in Q2 2024, compared with the previous quarter. GlobalData identified 52 COVID-19-related sentences in the company's filings - 0.4% of all sentences - and an increase of 1633% in Q2 2024 compared with Q2 2023. Intesa Sanpaolo’s mentions of COVID-19 dropped by 76% to 33 and National Australia Bank’s by 21% to 23 and Bajaj Finance’s by 750% to 17 and Credit Agricole’s by 275% to 15.

GlobalData’s Company Filings Analytics also applies sentiment weight to reference sentences, based on whether the sentences are positive, negative, or neutral. Starting at 100 in 2020, an index over 100 is more positive. The overall index for COVID-19 in Q2 2024 was 106.

For further understanding of GlobalData's Banking & Payments: Filings Trends & Signals Q2 2024, buy the report here.

This content was updated on 16 July 2024

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