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

25.11.2019
Raido Kraavik Economist at Eesti Pank

A little less was issued in new long-term loans and leases to companies in October than on average over the past year. This suggests that demand for loans is a little weaker. As corporate confidence has faded noticeably, companies may be... more

23.10.2019
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

24.09.2019
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

29.08.2019

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

26.08.2019
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

23.07.2019
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

16.07.2019
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

26.06.2019
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

24.05.2019
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

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