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05/01/2018 - Interest Rates on Bank Deposits and Loans: November 2017

1. INTEREST RATES ON EURO-DENOMINATED NEW DEPOSITS AND LOANS

In November 2017, the overall weighted average interest rates on new deposits and new loans remained almost unchanged. The interest rate spread* between loan and deposit rates stood at 4.50 percentage points (see Table 1).

The overall weighted average interest rate on all new deposits remained almost unchanged at 0.29%, from 0.30% in the previous month. In particular, the average interest rate on overnight deposits placed by households remained almost unchanged at 0.10%, while the average interest rate on overnight deposits placed by non-financial corporations remained unchanged at 0.17%. The average interest rate on deposits from households with an agreed maturity of up to 1 year stood at 0.60% from 0.63% in the previous month.

The overall weighted average interest rate on all new loans to households and corporations remained almost unchanged at 4.79%, as the increase in the average rate on loans to households was counterbalanced by the decrease in the average rate on corporate loans.

More specifically, the average interest rate on consumer loans without a defined maturity (a category which comprises credit cards, open account loans and overdrafts) remained almost unchanged at 14.51% from 14.48% in the previous month. The average interest rate on consumer loans with a defined maturity at a floating rate (1) increased by 52 basis points to 8.58%.

The average interest rate on corporate loans without a defined maturity remained almost unchanged at 5.33% from 5.31% in the previous month. Τhe corresponding rate on loans to sole proprietors remained, also, almost unchanged at 6.98% from 7.01% in the previous month. The average interest rate on corporate loans with a defined maturity at a floating rate decreased by 43 basis points to 4.23%. In particular, the rate on loans of up to €250,000 decreased by 47 basis points to 5.26%, on loans of over €250,000 and up to €1 million decreased by 39 basis points to 4.49%, while the rate on loans of over €1 million decreased by 36 basis points to 4.16%. Finally, the average interest rate on housing loans at a floating rate increased by 13 basis points to 2.67%.

2. INTEREST RATES ON OUTSTANDING AMOUNTS OF EURO-DENOMINATED DEPOSITS AND LOANS

In November 2017, the overall weighted average interest rate on the outstanding amounts of all deposits remained unchanged, while the corresponding rate on all loans decreased. The spread* between loan and deposit rates decreased to 4.20 percentage points from 4.25 points in the previous month (see Table 2).

In more detail, the overall weighted average interest rate on the outstanding amounts of all deposits (including overnight deposits) remained unchanged at 0.32%, while the corresponding rate on all loans decreased to 4.52% from 4.57% in the previous month.

In particular, the average interest rate on the outstanding amounts of deposits with an agreed maturity of up to 2 years placed by households remained almost unchanged at 0.62% from 0.63% in the previous month. The average interest rate on the outstanding amounts of deposits with an agreed maturity of up to 2 years placed by non-financial corporations remained almost unchanged at 0.82% from 0.80% in the previous month. The average interest rate on the outstanding amounts of housing loans with over 5 years’ maturity remained unchanged at 2.35%. The corresponding rate on corporate loans remained almost unchanged at 3.73% from 3.72% in the previous month. The average interest rate on the outstanding amounts of loans to sole proprietors with over 5 years’ maturity stood at 4.88% from 4.89% in the previous month.


Table 1: Average interest rates on new euro-denominated deposits and loans

 

 

September 2017

October 2017

November 2017

DEPOSITS

Overnight from households

0.09

0.09

0.10

Overnight from non-financial corporations

0.13

0.17

0.17

From households with an agreed maturity of up to 1 year

0.62

0.63

0.60

Overall weighted average rate on all deposits

0.29

0.30

0.29

LOANS

Consumer without a defined maturity

14.36

14.48

14.51

Corporate without a defined maturity

5.34

5.31

5.33

To sole proprietors without a defined maturity

7.01

7.01

6.98

Consumer at a floating rate1

8.30

8.06

8.58

Corporate with a fixed maturity at a floating rate1:

4.15

4.66

4.23

-amounts of up to €250,000

5.44

5.73

5.26

-amounts of over €250,000 and up to €1 million

4.61

4.88

4.49

-amounts of over €1 million

3.97

4.52

4.16

Housing at a floating rate1

2.74

2.54

2.67

Overall weighted average rate on all loans

4.70

4.80

4.79

Interest rate spread*

4.41

4.50

4.50

 

Table 2: Average interest rates on outstanding amounts of euro-denominated deposits and loans

 

 

 

September 2017

October 2017

November 2017

 

DEPOSITS

From households with an agreed maturity of up to 2 years

0.63

0.63

0.62

 

From non-financial corporations with an agreed maturity of up to 2 years

0.77

0.80

0.82

 

Overall weighted average rate on all deposits**

0.31

0.32

0.32

 

LOANS

Housing with over 5 years’ maturity

2.36

2.35

2.35

 

Corporate with over 5 years’ maturity

3.69

3.72

3.73

 

To sole proprietors with over 5 years’ maturity

4.93

4.89

4.88

 

Overall weighted average rate on all loans

4.57

4.57

4.52

 

Interest rate spread*

4.26

4.25

4.20

 

The complete data set of bank deposit and loan interest rates are published on the website of the Bank of Greece and can be accessed here.

Note: The next Press Release on “Interest Rates on Bank Deposits and Loans” for December 2017 will be published on 1 February 2018.

(1) Loans at a floating rate comprise also loans with an initial rate fixation period of up to one year.

*The interest rate spread is the difference between the overall weighted average rate on all loans and the overall weighted average rate on all deposits.
**For the calculation of the overall weighted average rate on all deposits the overnight deposits are also taken into account.