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Cypriots have built up savings during lockdowns

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Cypriots have built up their savings amid the lockdowns that began last year, recently released data show.

Data released by the Central Bank show that, for the second month running, aggregate household savings are in surplus compared to loans.

Household savings in March exceeded loans by €51.18 million. Total household savings/deposits came to €24.882 billion, loans to €24.831 billion.

In February, savings exceeded loans by €67.4 million.

In March 2020, household savings had stood at €23.8 billion, loans at €26.2 billion.

Bankers told the Stockwatch news outlet that the surplus is expected to continue over the next few months as Cypriots now tend to be careful with spending while also avoiding taking out large loans.

According to the Central Bank, total savings in the financial system currently come to €48.4 billion, and total loans to €31.6 billion.

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