Loans to individuals, France 2021Jul

Continued strong growth in housing credit in July

  • The annual growth rate of outstanding loans to individuals increased again in July (+6.0%, after +5.6% in June and +5.4% in May), supported by the "housing loans" component, which grew strongly (+6.7%, after +6.1% in June).
  • The production of housing loans, excluding renegotiations, observed in July 2021 (20.4 billion) is historically the highest for a month of July. This confirms that the Haut Conseil de stabilité financière (High Council for Financial Stability) recommendation on lending conditions, while strengthening the security of borrowers, has not harmed real estate financing.
  • The growth rate of consumer credit - which takes into account cost-splitted payments granted by credit institutions* - was +3.2%, after +3.8% in June and +4.5% in May, i.e. a gross production of 5.5 billion, after 5.8 billion in June.
  • Interest rates on new loans reached new lows, both for housing loans (1.12% after 1.13% in June) and for consumer loans (3.44%, after 3.46% in June).
(*) Splitted-cost payments currently represents less than 5% of consumer credit according to an initial estimate.
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
juil. 2021 May-2021 Jun-2021 juil. 2021
Total 1,409 5.4 5.6 6.0
Lending for house purchase 1,185 5.8 6.1 6.7
Credit for consumption 193 4.5 3.8 3.2
Other lending 31 -3.2 -1.3 -1.0
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))
(volumes in billion euros, proportion in percentage)
Feb- 2021 Mar-2021 Apr- 2021 May-2021 Jun-2021 (e) juil. 2021 (f)
- loans for consumption purposes (b) 5.8 5.7 5.5 5.6 5.8 5.5
- housing loans 18.8 21.5 23.4 26.0 25.6 24.4
of which housing loans excluding renegotiations 15.6 17.8 19.4 21.0 21.3 20.4
- proportion of renegotiation (not seasonally adjusted) in % (c) 16.8 17.2 17.1 19.3 17.0 16.7
Interest rates on new loans (narrow defined effective rate, monthly average)
(in %)
Feb- 2021 Mar-2021 Apr- 2021 May-2021 Jun-2021 (e) juil. 2021 (f)
- housing loans 1.22 1.18 1.15 1.15 1.13 1.12
of which housing loans long term and fixed rates 1.21 1.18 1.15 1.14 1.12 1.12
of which housing loans short term or floating rates 1.29 1.26 1.23 1.23 1.23 1.23
of which housing loans excluding renegotiations 1.18 1.14 1.11 1.10 1.09 1.08
- loans for consumption purposes (b) 3.56 3.58 3.56 3.61 3.46 3.44
- overdrafts for individuals (d) 5.41 5.18 5.15 5.16 4.96 4.92
(a) Parameters for seasonal adjustment are updated each month, taking into account monthly data under review.
(b) Excluding revolving loans. Loans for splitted-cost payments (mainly "loans granted on market place" and "extended credit-card credits" are included into consumption 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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Published on Thursday, September 2, 2021