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Bank Lending Survey (BLS): Q2 2017

18/07/2017 - Press Releases

Bank Lending Survey (BLS) 1,2: Q2 2017

Loans to non-financial corporations

In the second quarter of 2017, credit standards and the terms and conditions for loans to non-financial corporations (NFCs) remained unchanged (see Chart 1) compared with the first quarter, in line with expectations expressed in the previous quarterly survey round. Moreover, banks expect that credit standards will remain broadly unchanged during the third quarter of 2017.

The demand for loans to NFCs remained also unchanged during the second quarter of 2017 (see Chart 2) and it is expected to remain the same during the next quarterly survey round.

The share of rejected applications for loans to NFCs remained unchanged during the second quarter of 2017 (see Chart 3).

Loans to households

In the second quarter of 2017, credit standards for loans to households remained broadly unchanged compared with the first quarter (see Chart 1), in line with expectations expressed in the previous survey round. The demand for loans to households remained unchanged compared with the first quarter (see Chart 2). Banks expect that credit standards and demand for loans by households will remain unchanged during the third quarter of 2017.

The terms and conditions for loans to households remained also unchanged in the second quarter of 2017.

The share of rejected applications for loans to households remained basically unchanged during the second quarter of 2017 (see Chart 3).

(1) For more information on the Bank Lending Survey , see
http://www.bankofgreece.gr/Pages/en/Statistics/monetary/BankLendingSurvey.aspx.  
(2)  Information regarding the BLS methodology is available at: http://www.bankofgreece.gr/Pages/en/Statistics/monetary/BankLendMeth.aspx.  


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