Germany: Bank overhead costs, percent of total assets
For that indicator, Bankscope provides data for Germany from 1996 to 2016. The average value for Germany during that period was 1.39 percent with a minimum of 0.93 percent in 2008 and a maximum of 1.65 percent in 2003.
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Definition: Operating expenses of a bank as a share of the value of all assets held. Total assets include total earning assets, cash and due from banks, foreclosed real estate, fixed assets, goodwill, other intangibles, current tax assets, deferred tax assets, discontinued operations and other assets. The numerator and denominator are first aggregated on the country level before division. Note that banks used in the calculation might differ between indicators. Calculated from underlying bank-by-bank unconsolidated data from Bankscope.