Raido Kraavik Economist at Eesti Pank

Borrowing has become a little more expensive for companies and for house buyers. The average interest rate on corporate loans was 3.5% in September, which is the highest of recent years. The average interest rate on housing loans was 2.6... more

Raido Kraavik Economist at Eesti Pank

Despite interest rates remaining low, the bank deposits of households and companies are growing more and more. The deposits of households totalled 7.9 billion euros in August, which was 10% more than a year before, while those of... more


From 30 September, Swedbank and SEB Pank will have to apply an average risk weight of at least 15% in calculating the risk weighted exposure for mortgage loans issued in Estonia. Eesti Pank is applying the requirement in order to make sure that banks have sufficient capital to cover the risks... more

Taavi Raudsaar Economist at Eesti Pank

Banking statistics published today indicate that the portfolio of loans issued to companies and households continued to grow rapidly in July, as did deposits, though other economic indicators point more towards slower growth in the... more

Raido Kraavik Economist at Eesti Pank

According to the banking statistics published today, the demand for loans was broadly in line with the average in June. There has been an increase in corporate car leases, though, as the value of car leases taken over the last year is up... more

Taavi Raudsaar Economist at Eesti Pank

The financial account statistics published by Eesti Pank today show that the growth in the equity of Estonian non-financial enterprises has slowed in the past year and a half. The yearly growth in equity was around 2.5% in the first... more

Jana Kask Economist at Eesti Pank

The average interest rate for housing loans granted in May was up on the previous month at 2.6%, as was that for long-term corporate loans at 2.9%. There has been a slight upward trend in interest margins in 2019, which can partly be... more

Raido Kraavik Economist at Eesti Pank

Borrowing by households slowed at the start of the year, but it bounced back in April as households were active in taking housing loans and car leases. The corporate loan portfolio has gradually increased in volume and the average... more

Mari Tamm economist at Eesti Pank

The stock of housing loans grew quite fast in March, but the number of new loan contracts signed has been smaller recently than it was a year ago. Corporate loans increased mainly because of energy companies, while demand for credit remained... more

Taavi Raudsaar Economist at Eesti Pank

The indebtedness of the companies and households that make up the Estonian private sector, which is shown as the ratio of debt liabilities to GDP, shrank notably in 2018 to 112% at the end of the year as nominal GDP grew quickly. The... more

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