04.03.2019
The review of financing and lending in the non-financial sector covers banking and leasing statistics, financial accounts analysis and credit supply and demand. It is published once a year.
28.02.2019

Eesti Pank has added LHV Pank to the list of providers of vital services. A service is vital if an interruption to it would cause an immediate threat to life or health, the functioning of society, or the supply of some other essential or generally necessary services. Payment services and cash... more

26.02.2019
Timo Kosenko Economist at Eesti Pank

The options for funding for Estonian companies are good. The growth in liquid assets has improved the capacity of companies to fund their activities and make investments using their own funds. Their access to external funding also remains... more

25.02.2019
Kirstin Saluveer Economist at Eesti Pank

New loans and leases to private individuals have been added less quickly in the past couple of months than previously. Although the growth in borrowing by companies has accelerated a little at the same time, this is mainly because of... more

19.02.2019

The closing of Danske Bank’s branch after it was prohibited on Tuesday from operating in Estonia for violating anti-money laundering rules will not have any substantial impact on the Estonian economy. That is because Danske has already stopped providing services to private individuals and local... more

31.01.2019

The Nordic and Baltic financial stability authorities have conducted a joint financial crisis management exercise. The exercise was held from 22 to 23 January 2019 and involved 31 authorities from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden as well as relevant... more

24.01.2019
Mari Tamm Economist at Eesti Pank

The growth in the volume of loans to individuals and companies was strong in December, though new loans were added at a slower rate than before. Bank deposits continued to grow faster than loans. The total profit of the banks operating in... more

15.01.2019
Taavi Raudsaar Economist at Eesti Pank

The growth in corporate equity slowed over the first three quarters of 2018. The yearly growth in equity was around 4% by the end of the third quarter, which is a little below the growth in corporate debt. The growth in equity has... more

28.12.2018
Mari Tamm Economist at Eesti Pank

In November, 14% more was taken in new housing loans than a year earlier and the growth in car leases continued at the same rate. There was also an increase in corporate borrowing, though mainly because of big individual transactions by... more

11.12.2018

The countercyclical capital buffer is intended to protect the banking sector against losses that could be caused by cyclical systemic risks. Countercyclical capital buffer requirement requires banks to add capital at times when credit is growing rapidly so that the buffer can be reduced when the... more

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