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Statistical Press Release – Banking interest rates on new loans and deposits – September 2020

Today, Banco de Portugal publishes statistics, in Table A.10 of the Statistical Bulletin and in BPstat, on banking interest rates on new loans and deposits of non-financial corporations and households for September 2020.

Interest rates on new loans

In September, the average interest rate on new loans granted to non-financial corporations increased by 4 basis points (b.p.) to 1.99%.

The interest rate on operations above €1 million stood at 1.77% (1.53% in August) (Chart 1) and the interest rate on operations below €1 million at 2.13% (2.25% in August). 

The average interest rate on new loans to households for house purchase declined by 6 b.p. to a new historical low of 0.92% (Chart 2), for the second consecutive month. The average interest rate on loans for consumption remained unchanged at 6.63% and the interest rate on loans for other purposes decreased to 3.20% (3.37% in August).

The volumes of new loans for house purchase, consumption and other purposes totalled €970 million, €388 million and €183 million respectively (Chart 3).

Interest rates on new deposits

In September 2020, the average interest rate on new deposits with a maturity of up to one year of non-financial corporations remained unchanged at 0.04% (Chart 4).

In the case of households, the average interest rate on new deposits with a maturity of up to one year remained unchanged at 0.06% (Chart 5).

Next update: 2 Dec. 2020