23.09.2020
Raido Kraavik Economist at Eesti Pank

The housing loan market has rebounded from the low point it hit during the crisis. Lending volumes have increased gradually from June, and 107 million euros of housing loans were issued in August. The average amount taken as a housing... more

26.08.2020
Raido Kraavik Economist at Eesti Pank

The bank deposits of the Estonian non-financial sector have grown strongly in recent years, and since the start of the coronavirus crisis the rate of growth of deposits has increased even further. The yearly growth in deposits was 11% in... more

23.07.2020
Madis Laas Economist at Eesti Pank

The banks operating in Estonia are making more provisions due to the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus, whereas the volume of provisions is still relatively small. Banking sector profits reached 112 million euros in the second quarter... more

25.06.2020
Raido Kraavik Economist at Eesti Pank

The coronavirus pandemic has inflated the economic crisis in Estonia and in the global economy in recent months and is dragging on the future outlook for businesses. Economic uncertainty has caused many long-term investments to be put on... more

26.05.2020
Raido Kraavik Economist at Eesti Pank

Restrictions introduced because of the coronavirus mean a broad economic downturn is expected this year, and so many companies and households will face difficulties in repaying their loans. To avoid payments becoming overdue, the banks... more

24.04.2020
Raido Kraavik Economist at Eesti Pank

The sharp deterioration in the economic environment caused by the emergency situation has affected the market for car leases very fast. Reduced demand for car leases was one of the first signs of the loan market cooling. Momentum meant... more

24.03.2020
Raido Kraavik Economist at Eesti Pank

Eesti Pank today publishes the banking statistics for February, which show how banking and the credit market were functioning before the economy was affected by the spread of the coronavirus. The economic restrictions that have been put... more

26.02.2020
Raido Kraavik Economist at Eesti Pank

Although the lending market was calmer in January than in the preceding months, some 100 million euros of housing loans were issued. This means that demand for loans was still strong, given that there is usually less borrowing activity in... more

24.01.2020
Raido Kraavik Economist at Eesti Pank

The banking sector in Estonia earned net profit of 285 million euros in 2019, which was one fifth less than in the previous year. The main reason for this was structural changes in the banking market. The net interest income and net... more

27.12.2019
Raido Kraavik Economist at Eesti Pank

The housing loan market remained active in November 2019. Although growth has been seen to slow in the economy of late, labour market conditions continue to favour workers. Rapid growth in wages has kept confidence high and demand for... more

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