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Bankitalia: the mortgages demand increased in the first quarter of 2018

Posted: 17 May 2018

In the first quarter of 2018, the mortgages demand from firms recorded a further increase, sustained above all by the need to cope with fixed investment spending and the still very low level of interest rates.

This is what emerges from the national data of the ECB survey on bank credit, Bank Lending Survey, published by the Bank of Italy.

Household mortgage demand also moderately increased, reflecting above all the low cost of credit.

According to intermediaries, a further expansion of loan demand is expected in the second quarter of 2018.