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New consumer loans and mortgages up in September in Cyprus

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New consumer loans, mortgages and new loans above €1 million increased in September compared to the previous month of this year, data released by the Cyprus Central Bank, on Wednesday show. Loan and deposit rates presented a mixed image.

In particular, the Central Bank of Cyprus released the statistics on interest rates applied by monetary financial institutions in Cyprus on deposits and loans of euro area residents in euros, as well as data regarding volumes (amounts) of new euro-denominated loans to euro area residents for the reference month of September 2021.

According to the data, total new loans recorded an increase to €386.9 million in September 2021, compared with €278.4 million in the previous month.

New loans for consumption increased to €15.6 million, compared with €13.2 million in the previous month.

New loans for house purchases registered a rise to €106.2 million, compared with €89.5 million in the previous month.

New loans to non-financial corporations for amounts up to €1 million recorded a decrease to €43.2 million, compared with €44.1 million in the previous month.

New loans to non-financial corporations for amounts over €1 million registered an increase to €209.4 million, compared with €118.8 million in the previous month.

Deposit Rates

The interest rate on deposits from households with an agreed maturity of up to one year fell to 0.06 per cent, compared with 0.07 per cent in the previous month.

The corresponding interest rate on deposits from non-financial corporations recorded an increase to 0.11 per cent, compared with 0.05 per cent in the previous month.

Lending Rates

The interest rate on consumer credit registered a rise to 2.95 per cent, compared with 2.87 per cent in the previous month.

The interest rate on loans for house purchases increased to 2.20 per cent, compared with 2.17 per cent in the previous month.

The interest rate on loans to non-financial corporations for amounts up to €1 million recorded a decline to 3.27 per cent, compared with 3.33 per cent in the previous month. The interest rate on loans to non-financial corporations for amounts over €1 million increased to 3.05 per cent, compared with 3.04 per cent in the previous month.

It is noted that the data for the reference months December 2020 until March 2021 were revised in accordance with the audited financial statements of the MFIs. These statistics are included in the October 2021 edition of Monetary and Financial Statistics.

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