Euro-based home loans rates have remained unchanged in the range of 3.2 to 3.4 per cent, despite small rises in the Euribor index of European lending rates since 2009, according to Tõnu Toompark on his adaur.ee blog. The monthly rate stood at 3.4 per cent for March, whilst the Euribor index over the same period was 1.5 per cent, writes Tõnu.
These small but persistent rises in the Euribor rate, when combined with falling lending rates by the banks themselves, mean that banks’ margins have been eroded somewhat.
Meanwhile the average interest rate for business loans stood at 4.47 per cent in March, Tõnu explains.
The original article (in Estonian) along with diagrams illustrating the chages in Home loan rates in both Estonian Kroons and Euros, and margins, is here.