ECONOMY FINANCE&BANKING

Number of individuals with banks and financial institutions debts dropped to 643,770 in February

The number of individuals registered at the Credit Bureau with debt overdue for more than 30 days from banks and financial institutions fell by 5,103 to 643,770 in February, as compared to the level in January, show data from the National Bank of Romania.

Regarding the amount of debts, it rose in February to 8.03 billion lei, down 0.69 pct as compared to the previous month, of which over 3 billion lei were in domestic currency, equivalent to 3.34 billion lei in euro, 1.59 billion lei equivalent in other currencies and 47.4 million lei equivalent in dollars.

Depending on the delay category, 90-day overdue debts accounted for more than 4.53 billion lei. The central bank’s statistics also show that there were debts worth 52.1 million lei, 61 to 90-day overdue, respectively 37.3 million lei, 31 to 60-day overdue.

The overall amount of the off-balance sheet loans exceeded 1.41 billion lei, and almost 2 billion lei – at collection.

Debts on loans granted to companies and the population amounted to over 13.6 billion lei at the end of February, their value decreasing by 35.7 pct as compared to that recorded at the end of the same month of 2016, according to data centralized by the BNR. Of this amount, more than 6 billion lei represented debts in the national currency, down by 33.4 pct, and about 7.55 billion lei in foreign currency, down by 37.5 pct. Out of the total debts, about 4.98 billion lei were registered in Bucharest.

The overall loans exceeded 222.5 billion lei at the end of February, being by 2.11 pct higher than the value recorded at the end of 2015, the same month. Loans in national currency amounted to 127.1 billion lei.

Regarding loans to households, of over 113.1 billion lei, the ones for consumption totaled more than 51.4 billion lei, those for housing exceeded 59 billion lei, and for other purposes – over 1.27 billion lei.

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