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Interest Rates on Bank Deposits and Loans: July 2019

03/09/2019 - Press Releases

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

In July 2019, the overall weighted average interest rate on new deposits remained unchanged, while the corresponding rate on new loans increased. The spread* between loan and deposit rates increased to 4.30 percentage points (see Table 1).

New Deposits

The overall weighted average interest rate on all new deposits remained unchanged at 0.27%.

In particular, the average interest rate on overnight deposits placed by households remained unchanged at 0.09%, while the corresponding rate on deposits by non-financial corporations  decreased by 3 basis points to 0.13%. The average interest rate on deposits from households with an agreed maturity of up to 1 year remained almost unchanged at 0.57%.

New Loans

The overall weighted average interest rate on all new loans to households and non-financial corporations increased by 5 basis points to 4.57%.

More specifically, the average interest rate on consumer loans without a defined maturity (category which comprises credit cards, open account loans and overdrafts) remained almost unchanged at 14.34%.

The average interest rate on housing loans at a floating rate1 increased by 14 basis points to 3.22%.The average interest rate on consumer loans with a defined maturity at a floating rate[1] decreased by 41 basis points to 10.41%.

The average interest rate on corporate loans without a defined maturity and the corresponding rate on loans to sole proprietors remained almost unchanged at 4.91% and 6.80% respectively.

The average interest rate on corporate loans with a defined maturity at a floating rate1 increased by 12 basis points to 3.54% in July 2019, whereas the volume of new business[2] decreased to €759 million from €1,196 million in the previous month. More specifically, the rate on loans with a defined maturity at a floating rate to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) increased by 19 basis points to 3.90%, whereas the corresponding volume of new business decreased to €311 million in July from €498 million in the previous month (see graph and Table 1).

As regards the structure of interest rates according to the size of the loan granted, the rate on loans of up to €250,000 remained almost unchanged at 4.90%, on loans of over €250,000 and up to €1 million remained also almost unchanged at 3.91%, while the rate on loans of over €1 million increased by 8 basis points to 3.41%.

 

 

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

In July 2019, the overall weighted average interest rates on outstanding amounts of all deposits and loans remained almost unchanged. The spread* between loan and deposit rates remained unchanged at 3.86 percentage points (see Table 2).

Outstanding Deposits

The overall weighted average interest rate on outstanding amounts of all deposits (including overnight deposits) remained almost unchanged at 0.26%.

In particular, the average interest rate on outstanding amounts of deposits with an agreed maturity of up to 2 years placed by households remained unchanged at 0.56%, while the corresponding rate placed by non-financial corporations remained almost unchanged at 0.72%.

 

Outstanding Loans

The overall weighted average interest rate on outstanding amounts of all loans remained almost unchanged at 4.12%.

In particular, the average interest rate on outstanding amounts of housing loans with over 5 years’ maturity remained almost unchanged at 2.12%. The average interest rate on outstanding amounts of consumer loans[3] with over 5 years’ maturity remained unchanged at 6.19%. The corresponding rate on corporate loans remained almost unchanged at 3.55%. Finally, the average interest rate on outstanding amounts of loans to sole proprietors with over 5 years’ maturity increased by 24 basis points to 4.90%.


Table 1: Average interest rates on new euro-denominated deposits and loans (percentage % annually)

 

 

May 2019

June 2019

July 2019

DEPOSITS

Overnight from households

0.09

0.09

0.09

Overnight from non-financial corporations

0.17

0.16

0.13

From households with an agreed maturity of up to 1 year

0.55

0.56

0.57

Overall weighted average rate on all deposits

0.27

0.27

0.27

LOANS

Consumer without a defined maturity

14.49

14.37

14.34

Corporate without a defined maturity

4.95

4.93

4.91

To sole proprietors without a defined maturity

6.82

6.83

6.80

Housing at a floating rate1

3.13

3.08

3.22

Consumer with a defined maturity at a floating rate1

10.12

10.82

10.41

Corporate with a defined maturity at a floating rate1:

3.80

3.42

3.54

-amounts of up to €250,000

5.19

4.89

4.90

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

4.02

3.93

3.91

-amounts of over €1 million

3.59

3.33

3.41

Loans with a defined maturity to small and medium-sized enterprises at a floating rate1

4.07

3.71

3.90

Overall weighted average rate on all loans

4.66

4.52

4.57

Interest rate spread*

4.39

4.25

4.30

 

Table 2: Average interest rates on outstanding amounts of euro-denominated deposits and loans ​(percentage % annually)

 

 

May 2019

June 2019

July 2019

DEPOSITS

From households with an agreed maturity of up to 2 years

0.57

0.56

0.56

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

0.75

0.73

0.72

Overall weighted average rate on all deposits**

0.27

0.27

0.26

LOANS

Housing with over 5 years’ maturity

2.13

2.13

2.12

Consumer and other with over 5 years’ maturity

6.26

6.19

6.19

Corporate with over 5 years’ maturity

3.58

3.56

3.55

To sole proprietors with over 5 years’ maturity

4.65

4.66

4.90

Overall weighted average rate on all loans

4.16

4.13

4.12

Interest rate spread*

3.89

3.86

3.86

*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.

 

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 via the following link:

http://www.bankofgreece.gr/Pages/en/Statistics/rates_markets/deposits.aspx

 

Note: The next Press Release on “Interest Rates on Bank Deposits and Loans” for August 2019 will be published on 2 October 2019.

 



[1] Housing loans at a floating rate comprise also loans with an initial rate fixation period of up to one year.

 

 

1 Corporate loans at a floating rate comprise also loans with an initial rate fixation period of up to one year and they account for 98,6% of the total.

 

[2] New business refers to new contracts that were agreed during the reference month and not actual loan disbursements.

 

[3] Including other loans to individuals and private non-profit institutions.

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

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