09.09.2016

The Governing Council of the European Central Bank decided to start monthly asset purchases of 60 billion euros from March 2015. From April 2016 the average monthly purchase volume has been 80 billion euros. It is planned that the monthly purchases will be made until March 2017, but they will... more

25.08.2016
  • The newly created bank will increase the volume of assets in the Estonian banking sector by around 40%
  • The new bank will be the second biggest in the Baltic states
  • The new bank could strengthen competition in the market for banking services for private clients in Estonia... more
31.05.2016
  • From August the commercial banks will have to hold systemic risk buffers of 1% rather than 2%
  • Eesti Pank will require Swedbank and SEB to hold a further buffer of 2% because they are systemically important banks

Changes to the capital buffer requirements for the... more

09.05.2016
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.
27.04.2016
  • The risks to financial stability in Estonia in the near future are small
  • The ability of households to repay their loans remains good and is supported by rapid growth in incomes
  • The ability of companies to repay loans may deteriorate in future if profitability continues... more
03.03.2016
Lending and borrowing activity in the euro area has increased slowly among companies and households, but it remains quite calm. Companies and households don't want to increase substantially their debt liabilities and investment because of their relatively high debt levels and the continuing... more
02.12.2015
  • The countercyclical capital buffer will reduce the risks of rapid credit growth at the banks and the chances of a credit boom occurring
  • The buffer rate is being set at 0% in Estonia for now as credit growth is in line with GDP growth
  • The central bank will assess the need... more
05.11.2015
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.
28.10.2015
  • he risks to financial stability in Estonia have increased slightly, though they remain small
  • Weak external demand and rapidly rising labour costs are hurting the ability of companies to repay loans
  • The credit and real estate boom in Sweden and Norway is increasing the... more
30.07.2015

Changes to the Eesti Pank Act came into force on 19 May 2014 giving the central bank a clearer mandate than before to act as a macroprudential authority in Estonia. Due to its renewed duties Eesti Pank has drawn up a framework that specifies the objectives of macroprudential policy and the role... more

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