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Loans to the households 2017Feb

Published on 04/03/2017
Slight rise in interest rates on housing loans
  • For the first time since November 2015, the average interest rate on housing loans rises slightly, reaching 1.54% up from 1.50% in December and January.
  • The further increase in the annual growth rate of housing loans results from a small base effect. But, despite a slight diminution compared to the last month, the net outstanding amount increase (on which the renegotiations have no impact) remains in February 2017 well above (+EUR 5.0 billion, sa) that posted one year ago (+EUR 1.5 billion in February 2016).
  • The monthly production of housing loans (seasonally adjusted) declines to EUR 32.6 billion in February, down from EUR 37.0 billion in January, mainly as a result of renegotiations, whose share in new credits decreases slightly from 62% to 60%.
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
feb-17 dec-16 jan-17 feb-17
Total 1 105 4,5 5,1 5,3
Lending for house purchase 908 4,3 4,8 5,1
Credit for consumption 160 5,1 6,0 5,9
Other lending 36 6,7 8,2 8,3
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
(Monthly flows seasonally adjusted, in EUR Bn and in %)
Production of new loans (excluding overdrafts, monthly flows seasonally adjusted (a))
(in EUR Bn)
Sep-16 Oct-16 Nov-16 Dec-16 Jan-17 Feb-17
- loans for consumption purposes (b) 5,0 5,1 5,0 5,1 5,1 5,0
- housing loans 24,3 24,4 27,9 33,2 37,0 32,6
- proportion of renegotiation (not seasonally adjusted) in % (c) 51,6 54,0 58,9 54,9 61,6 59,8
Interest rates on new loans (narrow defined effective rate, monthly average)
(in %)
Sep-16 Oct-16 Nov-16 Dec-16 Jan-17 (e) Feb-17 (f)
- housing loans long term and fixed rates 1,68 1,60 1,56 1,50 1,50 1,54
- housing loans short term and floating rates 1,61 1,63 1,64 1,56 1,59 1,58
- loans for consumption purposes (b) 3,87 3,80 3,96 3,95 4,11 4,03
- overdrafts for individuals (d) 6,46 6,34 6,42 6,19 6,17 6,56
(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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