Loans to individuals, France 2020Sep

Growth in housing loans remains strong

  • Annual growth in outstanding housing loans stood at +5.4% in September, after +5.3% in August.

  • Monthly seasonally adjusted production of housing loans reached EUR 22.0 billion, after EUR 19.8 billion in August, driven by its component excluding renegotiations (EUR 18.9 billion after EUR 16.8 billion in August). Renegotiations accounted for only 13.8% of new loans (after 15.2% in August).

  • Annual growth in consumer credit is almost nil (+0.1%, after +1.1% in August).

  • Overall, the annual growth rate of credit for consumption is almost unchanged (+4.6%, after +4.7% in August).

  • The interest rate on new housing loans (including renegotiations) was virtually stable at 1.30%.

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-2020 July-2020 Aug-2020 Sep-2020
Total 1,338 4.8 4.7 4.6
Lending for house purchase 1,116 5.4 5.3 5.4
Credit for consumption 188 0.7 1.1 0.1
Other lending 34 7.6 7.2 6.1
Housing loans to individuals (seasonally adjusted)
(In billion euros)
Credit for consumption (seasonally adjusted)
(In billion euros)
Production of new loans (excluding overdrafts, monthly flows seasonally adjusted (a))
(in EUR Bn)
Apr- 2020 May-2020 Jun-2020 juil. 2020 Aug-2020 (e) Sep- 2020 (f)
- loans for consumption purposes (b) 1.9 3.6 6.0 6.2 6.4 6.1
- housing loans 20.1 21.0 17.6 17.2 19.8 22.0
of which housing loans excluding renegotiations 10.6 14.2 13.1 13.7 16.8 18.9
- proportion of renegotiation (not seasonally adjusted) in % (c) 47.1 32.2 25.5 20.5 15.2 13.8
Interest rates on new loans (narrow defined effective rate, monthly average)
(in %)
Apr- 2020 May-2020 Jun-2020 juil. 2020 Aug-2020 (e) Sep- 2020 (f)
- housing loans 1.31 1.25 1.26 1.29 1.31 1.30
housing loans long term and fixed rates 1.31 1.25 1.26 1.29 1.31 1.30
housing loans short term and floating rates 1.37 1.34 1.32 1.34 1.38 1.37
housing loans excluding renegotiations 1.16 1.17 1.22 1.27 1.29 1.28
- loans for consumption purposes (b) 3.83 3.86 3.61 3.61 3.75 3.54
- overdrafts for individuals (d) 5.94 5.73 5.30 4.98 5.16 5.26
(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) Revised data
(f) Provisional data
Interest rates on housing loans, all maturities
(Narrowly defined effective rate, average weighted by long and short term flows, in %)
Share of renegotiated loans in new housing loans
(Monthly seasonally adjusted new loans in € Bn, share 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 from monthly changes in stocks (including sales and securitization) by correcting from modifications that do not reflect economic changes, especially, the accounting derecognition of loans from the MFI's statistical balance sheet due to write-offs/write-downs. Conversely, exchange rate effects are taken into account without any change for technical reasons.
Monthly growth rates are those of new loans agreed, i.e. disbursed. Nevertheless, new loan production represents new loans granted, even when they are not actually disbursed to the borrower, in accordance with the Eurosystem harmonised methodology, which aims to provide the public with an indicator that rapidly reflects changes in loan production. For this reason, the production of new loans differs from monthly changes in outstanding loans. Indeed, on the one hand, outstanding loans are recorded after the effective disbursement of funds and, on the other hand, they are reduced by the amortization of old loans.
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 external mortgage repurchases.
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