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Interest rates in banks and mortgage companies, May 2015

Higher margins on housing loans

The loan margins on new loans secured on dwellings to households increased by 0.04 percentage points in May. For loans outstanding, the corresponding loan margins fell by 0.03 percentage points. The interest rate on new fixed rate loans secured on dwellings increased by 0.05 percentage points.

Accommodation, May 2015

Continued growth in guest nights

The number of guest nights in Norwegian accommodation establishments reached 2.6 million in May 2015. This is an increase of 79 000 guest nights or 3.2 per cent compared with May 2014. Foreign residents contributed 49 000 or 62 per cent more guest nights this May.

Social assistance, 2014

Continued growth in social assistance last year

In 2014, there were 125 400 recipients of social assistance; 4 per cent more than the year before. Payments were up 6 per cent when controlled for the general increase in prices.

Financial corporations, balance sheet, May 2015

Increasing growth in real estate loans

The growth in loans to real estate, renting and business activities was 7.1 per cent from end-May 2014 to end-May this year. These loans amounted to NOK 631 billion at the end of May 2015.

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