29.08.2017
Working Papers of Eesti Pank 7/2017 This paper empirically assesses the potential nonlinear relationship between competition and bank risk for a sample of commercial banks in the Baltic countries over the period 2000–2014. Competition is measured by two alternative indexes, the... more
23.08.2017
Taavi Raudsaar Economist at Eesti Pank
  • The growth in the stock of household loans has caught up with growth in incomes
  • Interest rates on housing loans have increased slightly in 2017, but they remain low
  • The volume of deposits is growing faster than... more
25.07.2017
Jana Kask Economist at Eesti Pank
  • Households continued to borrow at a fast pace in June
    The deposits of companies and households were up 11% over the year
    The ability of companies and households to service their loans is good, which keeps bank... more

24.07.2017
Taavi Raudsaar Economist at Eesti Pank
  • Companies are still borrowing mainly from banks operating in Estonia
  • Household savings continued to increase faster than their debt liabilities in the first quarter
  • Growth in incomes and savings helps to reduce... more
26.06.2017
Mari Tamm Economist at Eesti Pank
  • Corporate loan and leasing portfolio grew 6.3% year on year, comparable to the previous months
  • The number of new housing loan agreements signed in May was 12% up from last year
  • Both corporate and household deposits... more
24.05.2017
Mari Tamm Economist at Eesti Pank
  • Corporate and household loan and lease portfolio grew strongly in April, up almost 7% year-on-year
  • Issuance of new long-term loans to companies remained unchanged from April 2016
  • New housing loans have seen an... more
28.04.2017
The Eesti Pank Financial Stability Review is published twice a year. Each issue of the Review refers to the time the analysis was completed, not to the period it covered. The Review uses the latest available data at the time of preparation of each issue.
26.04.2017
Mari Tamm Economist at Eesti Pank
  • The portfolio of corporate loans and leases grew by a rapid 7% over the year
  • There was more activity in the housing loan market than a year earlier
  • The average interest rates on new loans rose

In the... more

21.04.2017
Taavi Raudsaar Economist at Eesti Pank
  • Estonian companies borrowed more than before from banks operating in Estonia, but less from elsewhere
  • The savings of households continued to increase faster than their debt liabilities
  • The indebtedness of the... more
20.04.2017
  • Most of the risks to financial stability in Estonia are low in the near future
  • The ability of companies to service their loans is supported by a recovery in economic growth and slower growth in wages
  • Transaction activity increased in the real estate market and prices... more
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