Households’ new drawdowns of housing loans amounted to EUR 2.0 bn in June 2011, which is as much as in May and EUR 0.1 bn more than a year ago in June. The average interest rate on new housing loan drawdowns remained almost unchanged on May, at 2.60%. The stock of euro-denominated MFI housing loans to households grew by EUR 0.6 bn on May, to EUR 79.1 bn at end-June. The annual growth rate of the stock of housing loans remained virtually unchanged in June, declining 0.3 percentage point to 6.6%. The average interest rate on the stock of housing loans increased by 0.07 percentage point on May, to 2.36% at end-June. The popularity of housing loans tied to banks’ own reference rates continued to increase moderately in June. Of the new drawdowns of housing loans in June, 11% were tied to prime rates and 83% were tied to Euribor rates.
New loan agreements with non-financial corporations in June totalled EUR 8.0 bn, which is EUR 0.9 bn more than in May. The average interest rate on new loan agreements increased to 2.78% in June, from 2.64% in May. The stock of euro-denominated loans to non-financial corporations increased by EUR 0.3 bn, to EUR 58.7 bn at end-June. The annual growth rate of the stock of loans to non-financial corporations remained unchanged at 4.0%, and the average interest rate on the stock increased by 0.08 percentage point to 2.78%.
Household deposits increased by EUR 0.8 bn in June. Both total overnight deposits and total deposits with agreed maturity grew by EUR 0.4 bn in June. The month-end total of household deposits was EUR 80.1 bn, and the average interest rate was 0.97%. Households’ new agreements on deposits with agreed maturity totalled EUR 2.4 bn. The average interest rate on new deposits with agreed maturity rose in June by 0.08 percentage point to 2.30%.
In April–June 2011, households' new long-term savings agreements totalled 2,129, and by the end of June, households had made a total of 14,123 long-term savings agreements. At the end of June, households’ long-term savings accounts amounted to EUR 16.7 million. The majority of the savings (54%) are invested in fund shares.
MFIs comprise all monetary financial institutions operating in Finland.
Loans and deposits comprise all euro-denominated loans and deposits vis-à-vis the euro area as a whole, with countries other than Finland accounting for a very small share of total volumes.
Key figures of Finnish MFIs' loans and deposits, preliminary data
12-month change1, %
Average interest rate, %
|Loans to households2, stock||105.421||106.058||106.731||5.7||2.74|
|- of which housing loans||77.976||78.495||79.102||6.6||2.36|
|Loans to non-financial corporations2, stock||57.970||58.362||58.687||4.0||2.78|
|Deposits by households2, stock||79.527||79.323||80.113||
|Households' new drawdowns of housing loans||1.634||1.999||1.959||–||2.60|
1 Rate of change has been calculated from monthly differences in levels adjusted for classification and other revaluation changes.
2 Households also include non-profit institutions serving households; non-financial corporations also include housing corporations.
- Euro-denominated deposits and loans of euro area residents: stock, 12 month rate of change and average interest rate
- Euro-denominated loans and deposits of Finnish households
- New business on loans and new drawdowns of household loans
- Finnish contribution to the euro area monetary aggregates and their main counterparts
- Analytical accounts of the banking sector (MFIs) in Finland
Kimmo Koskinen, tel. +358 10 831 2546, email: kimmo.koskinen(at)bof.fi
Jussi Pajunen, tel. +358 10 831 2343, email: jussi.pajunen(at)bof.fi
The next news release on money and banking statistics will be published on 31 August 2011, at 1 pm.