New housing loans keep growing in size : increased share of longer-than-usual loans
Voutilainen, Ville; Putkuri, Hanna (13.05.2022)
JulkaisusarjaBank of Finland. Bulletin
JulkaisijaBank of Finland
Julkaisun pysyvä osoite onhttps://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:bof-202205301253
In Finland, a new housing loan usually has a maturity of 25 years and an interest rate and monthly loan-servicing costs that change once a year according to the 12-month Euribor. The loan is typically close to four times the borrower's annual net income, and servicing expenditure takes up nearly one-fifth of net income. Housing loans have increased in size and the share of longer-than-usual loans is becoming ever larger. Borrowers should prepare for debt-related risks to ensure their financial margin can withstand higher interest rates and other costs.
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