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Interest Rates on Bank Deposits and Loans: April 2017

02/06/2017 - Press Releases

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

In April 2017, the overall weighted average interest rate on new deposits remained unchanged, while the average interest rate on new loans increased. The interest rate spread* between loan and deposit rates increased to 4.43 percentage points, from 4.16 points in the previous month (see Table 1).

The overall weighted average interest rate on all new deposits stood at 0.31%, unchanged from the previous month. In particular, the average interest rate on overnight deposits placed by households remained unchanged at 0.09%, while the average interest rate on overnight deposits placed by non-financial corporations remained almost unchanged, at 0.16%. The average interest rate on deposits from households with an agreed maturity of up to 1 year remained also almost unchanged, at 0.68%.

The overall weighted average interest rate on all new loans to households and corporations increased by 27 basis points to 4.74%, from the previous month.

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 14.52%. The average interest rate on consumer loans with a defined maturity at a floating (1) rate increased by 147 basis points to 8.05%.

The average interest rates on corporate loans and on loans to sole proprietors without a defined maturity remained almost unchanged at 5.58% and 7.24%, respectively. The average interest rate on corporate loans with a defined maturity at a floating rate (1) increased by 55 basis points to 4.67%. In particular, the rate on loans of up to €250,000 decreased by 9 basis points to 5.29%, on loans of over €250,000 and up to €1 million decreased by 42 basis points to 4.40%, while the rate on loans of over €1 million increased by 64 basis points to 4.68%. Finally, the average interest rate on housing loans at a floating rate (1)  decreased by 7 basis points to 2.69%.

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

In April 2017, the overall weighted average interest rates on the outstanding amounts of all deposits and loans remained almost unchanged. The spread* between loan and deposit rates stood at 4.39 percentage points, almost unchanged from the previous month (see Table 2).

In more detail, the overall weighted average interest rates on the outstanding amounts of all deposits (including overnight deposits) and loans remained almost unchanged and stood at 0.31% and 4.70%, respectively.

In particular, the average interest rate on the outstanding amounts of deposits with an agreed maturity of up to 2 years placed by households stood at 0.66%, almost unchanged from 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 also almost unchanged at 0.85%. The average interest rates on outstanding amounts of housing loans and on loans to sole proprietors with over 5 years’ maturity remained almost unchanged, at 2.39% and 5.02%, respectively. The corresponding rate on the outstanding amounts of corporate loans with over 5 years’ maturity remained unchanged at 3.83%.

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

 

 

February

2017

March  2017

April

 2017

DEPOSITS

Overnight from households

0.09

0.09

0.09

Overnight from non-financial corporations

0.15

0.18

0.16

From households with an agreed maturity of up to 1 year

0.67

0.66

0.68

Overall weighted average rate on all deposits

0.31

0.31

0.31

LOANS

Consumer without a defined maturity

14.54

14.54

14.52

Corporate without a defined maturity 

5.67

5.59

5.58

To sole proprietors without a defined maturity

7.28

7.25

7.24

Consumer at a floating rate1

7.56

6.58

8.05

Corporate with a fixed maturity at a floating rate1:

4.08

4.12

4.67

-amounts of up to €250,000

5.17

5.38

5.29

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

4.79

4.82

4.40

-amounts of over €1 million

3.89

4.04

4.68

Housing at a floating rate1

2.67

2.76

2.69

Overall weighted average rate on all loans

4.53

4.47

4.74

  Interest rate spread*

4.22

4.16

4.43

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

 

 

 

February 2017

March

 2017

April

 2017

 

DEPOSITS

From households with an agreed maturity of up to 2 years

0.69

0.67

0.66

 

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

0.82

0.83

0.85

 

Overall weighted average rate on all deposits**

0.32

0.32

0.31

 

LOANS

Housing with over 5 years’ maturity

2.39

2.38

2.39

 

Corporate with over 5 years’ maturity

3.91

3.83

3.83

 

To sole proprietors with over 5 years’ maturity

5.06

4.99

5.02

 

Overall weighted average rate on all loans

4.77

4.72

4.70

 

  Interest rate spread*

4.45

4.40

4.39

 


*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 May 2017 will be published on 5 July 2017.

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

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