The Central Bank of Cyprus has today released the MFIs deposits and loans statistics for the reference month of December 2020, which are included in the January 2021 edition of Monetary and Financial Statistics.
Total deposits in December 2020 recorded a net increase of €362,6 million, compared with a net increase of €190,9 million in November 2020. The annual growth rate stood at 0,2%, compared with 0,1% in November 2020. The outstanding amount of deposits reached €48,2 billion in December 2020.
Total loans in December 2020 recorded a net increase of €583,7 million, compared with a net decrease of €60,4 million in November 2020. The annual growth rate stood at 2,7%, compared with -4,4% in November 2020. The outstanding amount of total loans reached €31,8 billion in December 2020. It should be noted that the suspension of instalments, according to the Decree for the suspension of loan instalments by the Minister of Finance, had an upward impact on the above changes in loans. The suspension of instalments was related to loans from MFIs to households and non-financial corporations amounting to €10,5 billion.