Recent Developments in Financing and Bank Lending to the Non-Financial Private Sector
17 Pages Posted: 27 Aug 2019
Date Written: July 24, 2019
This is the first of a series of analytical articles that will examine, on a half-yearly basis, recent developments in funds raised by the Spanish non-financial private sector and resident deposit institutions’ credit exposure to the sector. In the early months of 2019, the conditions of access to bank finance for Spanish firms and households remained highly accommodative; however, after several years in which these conditions had gradually eased, signs are now emerging that suggest that this tendency may be coming to an end. Nevertheless, deposit institutions’ total outstanding credit exposure to the non-financial private sector continued to decline in 2019 Q1 (2.1% year-on-year). The NPL ratio also continued to fall.
Keywords: finance, credit, households, non-financial corporations, deposit institutions, NPLs
JEL Classification: E44, E51, G21, G23
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