Households’ new drawdowns of housing loans amounted to EUR 1.6 bn in April 2011, which is as much as in March and EUR 0.1 bn more than in April 2010. The average interest rate on new housing-loan drawdowns rose by 0.14 percentage point to 2.54%. The stock of euro-denominated MFI housing loans to households grew by EUR 0.4 bn on March, to EUR 78.0 bn at end-April. The annual growth rate of the stock of housing loans remained unchanged at 6.8%. The average interest rate on the housing loan stock increased by 0.07 percentage point on March, to 2.21% in April.
New loan agreements made with non-financial corporations in April totalled EUR 6.4 bn, which is as much as in March. The average interest rate on new loan agreements rose to 2.67% in April, up from 2.52% in March. The stock of euro-denominated loans to non-financial corporations increased by EUR 0.5 bn, to EUR 58.0 bn at end-April. The annual growth rate of the stock remained at 4.3%. The average interest rate on the stock of loans to non-financial corporations increased by 0.09 percentage point to 2.63%.
The stock of household deposits grew by EUR 1.4 bn in April. The growth was due mainly to an increase in the stock of overnight deposits. The month-end stock of household deposits totalled EUR 79.5 bn, and the average interest rate was 0.91%. The average interest rate on new deposits with an agreed maturity rose by 0.09 percentage point to 2.06%.
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||104.625||104.936||105.421||6.1||2.60|
|- of which housing loans||77.159||77.529||77.976||6.8||2.21|
|Loans to non-financial corporations2, stock||57.482||57.476||57.970||4.3||2.63|
|Deposits by households2, stock||77.360||78.149||79.527||
|Households' new drawdowns of housing loans||1.375||1.637||1.634||–||2.54|
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
Hanna Häkkinen, tel. 358 10 831 2552, email: hanna.hakkinen(at)bof.fi
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