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Published: 11 September 2015

Outstanding credit stood at EUR 96 billion at the end of June 2015

Outstanding credits granted by other Finnish financial and insurance corporations and general government amounted to EUR 96 billion at the end of June 2015. Finnish companies granted a total of EUR three billion in new credits during the quarter. In outstanding credit, the total stock of lending in euros and other currencies amounted to EUR 29 billion, bonds at nominal prices to EUR 63 billion, and money market instruments to EUR four billion. This is indicated by Statistics Finland’s statistics on outstanding credit.

Lending by financial asset gategory at the end of the 2nd guarter of 2015, per cent

Lending by financial asset gategory at the end of the 2nd guarter of 2015, per cent
Lender sector: Other financial and insurance corporations and general government

Among lenders, other financial corporations granted EUR four billion in credits to business activities

Credits granted by other Finnish financial corporations, excluding insurance corporations and general government, to businesses, non-financial corporations and households of own-account workers amounted to EUR four billion, of which the largest share, 23 per cent, was directed to manufacturing.

Households' outstanding credit remained at EUR two billion

The credit stock granted by other Finnish financial corporations (including microloan companies and pawn brokers, excl. insurance corporations and general government) to households remained unchanged at EUR two billion in the second quarter. The share of consumption credits also remained unchanged at 95 per cent.

During the quarter, 104,260 new small loans were granted

During the second quarter of 2015, a total of 104,260 new small loans, or so-called quick loans, were granted to households, amounting to EUR 54 million. During the quarter, close on 26 per cent more new euro-denominated loans were granted than in the corresponding quarter of the year before, and 109 per cent more than in the previous quarter. The average quick loan in the second quarter of the year amounted to EUR 520 and the average repayment period was 153 days.

In total, borrowers of small loans paid EUR seven million in different types of costs on small loans taken out in April to June. This was 59 per cent more than in the year before. The costs directed at small loans were 14 per cent of the granted new loans during the quarter. In the second quarter of 2015, the statistics included 46 small loan companies.

The changes in the small loans are the result of a legislation amendment that came into force on 1 June 2013 based on which a 51 per cent interest rate ceiling was placed on small loans. As a result of this, some small loan companies closed down their operation and some renewed their services more towards so-called flexible credits.


Source: Outstanding credit, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Jan Klavus 029 551 3391, Kerttu Helin 029 551 3330, luottokanta.rahoitus@stat.fi

Director in charge: Ville Vertanen

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Updated 11.9.2015

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Outstanding credit [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-2661. 2nd quarter 2015. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 26.5.2019].
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