Interest rates

Interest rates

Published: 18/1/2016 Modified: 19/1/2016

The tables contain the weighted monthly averages of credit institutions’ interest rates on book balances of loans and deposits, new business of loans and deposits, amounts of book balances, volumes of new business. Loans and deposits are divided according to several criteria: according to the currency in which they are granted or received, the sector of the borrower/depositor, the type of instrument, the loan amount and maturity. The data are based on the reporting system in accordance with the Decision on statistical and prudential reporting.

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Methodology

Published: 15/1/2016 Modified: 25/10/2017

TABLE G1a Credit institutions' interest rates on kuna deposits not indexed to foreign currency (new business)
TABLE G1b Credit institutions' interest rates on kuna deposits indexed to foreign currency (new business)
TABLE G1c Credit institutions' interest rates on foreign currency deposits (new business) 

The tables contain the weighted monthly averages of credit institutions’ interest rates and total volumes of new deposit business of credit institutions in the reporting month, in particular for kuna deposits not indexed to f/c, for kuna deposits indexed to f/c and for foreign currency deposits. Deposits in tables G1a through G1c are further broken down to deposits placed by households and non-financial corporations, by instrument, the classification by maturity and by the currency of indexation or by the currency, depending on the presentation format in the individual table.
In principle, the basis for the calculation of the weighted averages for deposits includes the amounts received during the reporting month (new business), while for overnight deposits the basis for the calculation of the weighted averages includes the end-of-month book balances.
New business includes newly received deposits during the reporting month, defined as any new agreement between the customer and the reporting institution. This means that they cover all financial contracts that specify for the first time the interest rate of the deposit, and all renegotiations of the terms and conditions of the existing deposit contracts.
When the terms and conditions of the existing contracts are being renegotiated, the active involvement of the customer in the renegotiations is essential, while any automatic changes to the terms and conditions of the contract by the reporting institution are not considered new business.
Kuna and foreign currency deposits, which serve as a deposit for the granting of loans, are covered by the data in the table.
Short-term deposits are deposits with original maturity of up to and including one year, while long-term deposits are deposits with original maturity exceeding one year.
Overnight deposits are broken down to transaction accounts and savings deposits. Transaction account is the account through which an account holder in the reporting institution settles his payables and through which he collects his receivables.
The reporting institution uses this instrument only for the presentation of cash funds in accounts with the credit balance. Transaction account is the account opened with a reporting institution on the basis of a contract on the opening of such an account. This item includes restricted deposits, or different temporary (restricted) deposits which, for a specific purpose, can be transferred from current and giro accounts (e.g. funds set aside pursuant to a court’s order, funds for international payments, funds for the purchase of foreign currency and purchase of securities, brokerage and custodial-based deposits, coverage for letters of credit, etc.). Savings deposits are deposits without a predetermined date of maturity or period of notice, which the depositor cannot debit by issuing a cashless payment order. Such accounts are primarily intended for savings.
Time deposits are deposits the use of which the depositor renounces for a specific agreed time. Time deposit funds cannot be used for payments. These deposits also include time deposits with agreed notice period in which case the request for the disposal of funds has not been submitted yet.
Deposits redeemable at notice are savings deposits and time deposits for which a request for the disposal of funds has been submitted.
Repos are a counterpart of cash received in exchange for securities sold by reporting institutions at a given price under a firm commitment to repurchase the same (or similar) securities at a fixed price on a specified future date.

TABLE G2a Credit institutions' interest rates on kuna loans to households not indexed to foreign currency (new business)
TABLE G2b Credit institutions' interest rates on kuna loans to households indexed to foreign currency (new business)
TABLE G2c Credit institutions' interest rates on foreign currency loans to households (new business)

The tables contain the weighted monthly averages of interest rates and total volumes of new lending business of credit institutions with households in the reporting month, in particular for kuna loans not indexed to f/c, for kuna loans indexed to f/c and for foreign currency loans. Loans to households in tables G2a through G2c are further broken down to loans to households by type of instruments, by original maturity, by the period of initial rate fixation and by the currency of indexation (EUR and CHF), or by the currency (EUR and CHF), depending on the presentation format in the individual table.
The “of which” position under the loans to households is shown in the tables for loans granted to sole proprietors.
In principle, the basis for the calculation of the weighted averages for loans are the amounts of loans granted during the reporting month (new business), while for revolving loans, overdrafts and credit card credit, the end-of-month book balances are the basis for the calculation of the weighted averages. Only loans classified as risk group A are covered.
New loans granted during the reporting month are considered new business, defined as any new agreement between the customer and the reporting institution. This means that they cover all financial contracts that specify for the first time the interest rate of the loan, and all renegotiations of the terms and conditions of the existing loan contracts. When the terms and conditions of the existing contracts are being renegotiated, the active involvement of the customer in the renegotiations is essential, while any automatic changes to the terms and conditions of the contract by the reporting institution are not considered new business.
The initial period of fixation of the interest rate is the period defined as a predetermined period of time at the start of a contract during which the value of the interest rate cannot change.
Loans with a fixed interest rate are loans whose interest rate is unchangeable during the entire lifetime of the loan.
Short-term loans are loans with original maturity of up to and including one year, while long-term loans are loans with original maturity over one year.
Revolving loans include loans that meet the following conditions: there is no obligation of regular repayment of funds, the customer may use or withdraw funds to a pre-approved credit limit without giving prior notice to the reporting institution, the amount of available loan can increase or decrease as funds are borrowed and repaid, the loan may be used repeatedly. This item excludes revolving loans provided through credit cards and overdrafts.
Overdrafts refer to receivables on used overdrafts of counterparties.
In addition to the above, the table in particular shows credit card credits with the collection of interest, which include credit card credits with the card company guarantee.
Receivables on deferred card payments are not shown as a separate item, but are shown under items Revolving loans, overdrafts and credit card credit.
The convenience credit card is a card in the case of which the customer is due, without the payment of interest, to settle his liabilities after he receives a notice about it from the reporting institution, usually once a month. Consumer loans are loans granted to households for the purpose of personal use in the consumption of goods and services.
Loans for house purchases include all mortgage and other loans extended for the purchase, construction and completion of a flat, for the purchase, construction and completion of buildings which have a maximum of four flats or for the improvement of a flat, residential facilities or residential buildings (regardless of whether they are granted to an individual borrower or jointly to all tenants of a residential building). Lending for house purchases comprises loans secured on residential property that are used for the purpose of house purchase and, where identifiable, other loans for house purchases made on a personal basis or secured against other forms of assets.
Loans for other purposes cover the following types of loans: overnight loans, loans for payments made based on guarantees and other warranties, reverse repos, shares in syndicated loans, financial lease, loans granted for the purpose of education, mortgage loans, car purchase loans, margin loans, Lombard loans, loans for working capital, construction loans, loans to agriculture, loans to tourism, investments loans, loans for export financing, cash general-purpose loans, factoring and forfeiting and other loans.

TABLE G3a Credit institutions' interest rates on kuna loans to non-financial corporations not indexed to foreign currency (new business)
TABLE G3b Credit institutions' interest rates on kuna loans to non-financial corporations indexed to foreign currency (new business)
TABLE G3c Credit institutions' interest rates on foreign currency loans to non-financial corporations (new business)

The tables contain the weighted monthly averages of interest rates and total volumes of new lending business of credit institutions with non-financial corporations in the reporting month, in particular for kuna loans not indexed to f/c, for kuna loans indexed to f/c and for foreign currency loans. Loans to non-financial corporations in tables G3a through G3c are broken down to revolving loans, overdrafts and credit card credit as well as by the amount of granted loans: loans up to an amount of HRK 2 million, loans over HRK 2 million to HRK 7.5 million and loans over HRK 7.5 million.
The amount refers to the single loan transaction, and not to all business between non-financial corporations and the reporting agents. The reason for this is the separation of loans to large and small corporations. Without this division, loans to large corporations would dominate the weighted average interest rate. A further breakdown refers to original maturity and the currency (EUR and CHF) or the currency of indexation (EUR and CHF), depending on the presentation format in the individual table. The types of loans, the basis for the calculation of the weighted averages, the definition of new business and the initial period of fixation of the interest rate are explained in notes on methodology under G2 tables.

TABLE G4 Credit institutions' effective interest rates on selected loans (new business)

The table contains the weighted monthly averages of credit institutions’ effective interest rates and total volumes of new lending business in the reporting month, in particular for kuna loans, for kuna loans indexed to f/c and for f/c loans and separately for loans to households and for loans to non-financial corporations.
Reporting institutions submit effective interest rates in accordance with the Decision on the effective interest rate of credit institutions and credit unions and on service contracts with consumers.
Loans to households are broken down to kuna loans, loans indexed to f/c and f/c loans. The loans indexed to f/c are broken down by type, the currency of indexation (EUR and CHF) and original maturity. Loans to non-financial corporations are broken down by currency and by the amount of granted loans: loans up to an amount of HRK 7.5 million and loans over HRK 7.5 million. The types of loans, the basis for the calculation of the weighted averages and the definition of new business are explained in notes on methodology under G2 tables.

TABLE G5a Credit institutions' interest rates on kuna deposits and loans not indexed to foreign currency (outstanding amounts)
TABLE G5b Credit institutions' interest rates on kuna deposits and loans indexed to foreign currency (outstanding amounts)
TABLE G5c Credit institutions' interest rates on foreign currency deposits and loans (outstanding amounts)

The tables contain the weighted monthly averages of credit institutions’ interest rates for outstanding amounts of selected deposits and loans and total amounts of book balances of such deposits and loans, by reporting months.
Deposits and loans to households and non-financial corporations are broken down to deposits and loans not indexed to f/c, deposits and loans indexed to f/c and foreign currency deposits and loans.
Deposits and loans to households in tables G5a through G5c are further broken down by instrument, by original maturity and by the currency of indexation (EUR and CHF) or by the currency (EUR and CHF), depending on the presentation format in the individual table. The “of which” position under the loans to households is shown in the tables for loans granted to sole proprietors.
The end-of-month book balances of deposits and loans are the basis for the calculation of the weighted averages for deposits and loans.
The descriptions of instruments are explained in notes on methodology under G1 and G2 tables.

TABLE G6a Credit institutions' interest rates on kuna deposits and loans not indexed to foreign currency (new business)
TABLE G6b Credit institutions' interest rates on kuna deposits and loans indexed to foreign currency (new business)
TABLE G6c Credit institutions' interest rates on foreign currency deposits and loans (new business)

Data on interest rates and volumes of new business for the sub-categories of loans and deposits included in tables G6a through G6c are presented in more detail in tables G1 through G3.
Tables G6a through G6c do not include overnight deposits and revolving loans. The tables report the weighted monthly averages of credit institutions’ interest rates for the selected aggregated categories of new deposit business (only for time deposits) and new lending business (for loans other than overdrafts and claims and credit card credit) and total volumes of new business for these categories of deposits and loans. Overdrafts and claims and credit card credit are shown as book balances.
Deposits and loans to households and non-financial corporations are broken down to deposits and loans not indexed to f/c (Table G6a), deposits and loans indexed to f/c (Table G6b) and foreign currency deposits and loans (Table G6c).
The descriptions of division by instrument, counterparty sector, maturity and currency are explained in notes on methodology under tables G1 through G3.