Loans to the households, France 2017Sep

Interest rates are stable and housing loans still grow very strongly
  • The annual growth rate of loans for house purchase remained at a high level in September (+6.1%).
  • The average interest rate loans was almost unchanged (1.65%, down from 1.66% in August for long-term and fixed-rate housing loans). These rates are based on a sample of banks covering almost all loans to individuals.
  • Renegotiations continued to decline, their share in new housing loans reaching 24% in September, down from 29% in August. Excluding renegotiations, the monthly production of housing loans, adjusted for seasonal variations, was stable (€ 11.0 billion, up from € 10.7 billion).
  • The growth of credits for consumption slowed slightly (+5.7%, down from +6.0%), but remained strong.
Outstanding amounts and annual growth rates (without seasonal adjustment)
(Outstanding amounts in EUR Bn, annual growth rate in %)
End-of-month level Annual growth rate
SEP- 2017 juil. 2017 Aug-2017 SEP- 2017
Total 1,139 6.2 6.2 6.1
Lending for house purchase 938 6.0 6.1 6.1
Credit for consumption 165 6.2 6.0 5.7
Other lending 36 10.6 11.0 9.4
Monthly flows of housing loans (with seasonal adjustment)
(Changes in stocks in EUR Bn, adjusted for sales and securitization and write-offs/write-downs)
Share of renegotiation of new property loans
(New property loans seasonally adjusted, in EUR Bn and in %)
Production of new loans (excluding overdrafts, monthly flows seasonally adjusted (a))
(in EUR Bn)
Apr- 2017 May-2017 Jun-2017 juil. 2017 Aug-2017 SEP- 2017
- loans for consumption purposes (b) 5.0 5.1 4.9 5.0 5.0 5.1
- housing loans 27.8 24.5 20.4 18.9 15.1 14.4
of which housing loans excluding renegotiations 14.0 14.2 13.8 13.8 10.8 10.9
- proportion of renegotiation (not seasonally adjusted) in % (c) 49.5 42.4 32.5 27.1 28.9 23.8
Interest rates on new loans (narrow defined effective rate, monthly average)
(in %)
Apr- 2017 May-2017 Jun-2017 juil. 2017 Aug-2017 (e) SEP- 2017 (f)
- housing loans long term and fixed rates 1.57 1.59 1.61 1.62 1.66 1.65
- housing loans short term and floating rates 1.58 1.62 1.64 1.63 1.67 1.64
- loans for consumption purposes (b) 3.93 3.94 3.83 3.86 4.05 3.78
- overdrafts for individuals (d) 6.33 6.13 6.30 6.01 6.08 6.37
(a) Parameters for seasonal adjustment are updated each month, taking into account monthly data under review.

(b) Excluding revolving loans.

(c) Ratio of renegotiated loans on housing loans, both not seasonally adjusted

(d) Overdrafts: negative balance of ordinary accounts + commercial credits + factoring + cash credits without fixed repayment schedule (including mobilization of revolving loans).

(e) Revisional data.

(f) Provisional data.
Interest rates on housing loans, all maturities
(Narrowly defined effective rate, average weighted by long and short term flows, in %)
Additional information
Only loans granted to individuals (households excluding sole proprietors and unincorporated partnerships) by resident monetary financial institutions are presented here.

The outstanding growth rates are calculated by correcting accounting modifications that do not reflect economic changes. In particular the accounting derecognition of loans from the MFI's statistical balance sheet due to their sale, securitization or write-offs/write-downs is corrected. Conversely, exchange rate effects are taken into account without any change.

The weighted average rates and new business volumes are calculated according to the harmonized definitions of the Eurosystem. Published rates are the narrowly defined effective rate (NDER). They correspond to the interest component of the Annual Percentage Rate of Charge (APRC). Renegotiated loans also include mortgage repurchases.

The production of the new loans represents the new granted loans, even when they are not actually remitted to the borrower. This method, which is common to all Eurosystem central banks, allows having an advanced indicator of loans production, which is useful particularly for economic analysis.
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Published on Monday, November 6, 2017