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Statistical Press Release – Banking loans and deposits – September 2020

Today, Banco de Portugal publishes statistics, in Table A.9 and in BPstat, on banking loans and deposits of non-financial corporations and households for September 2020.


In September 2020 loans granted by banks to non-financial corporations posted an annual rate of change (a.r.) of 8.4%, a 0.6 p.p. increase from the previous month (Chart 1). This evolution is mainly justified by micro and small enterprises, whose a.r. rose by 0.7 p.p. and 1.3 p.p., to stand at 15.5% and 11.8%, respectively.

The a.r. on loans to households for house purchase stood at 2.0%, a 0.2 p.p. increase from August (Chart 2). Loans to households for consumption posted an a.r. of 2.7%, 0.9 p.p. less than in the previous month (Chart 2).

Household deposits

Household deposits with resident banks totalled €158.1 billion at the end of September. The a.r. stood at 7.0%, a 0.2 p.p. increase from August (Chart 3).

Next update: 26 Nov. 2020