This is an archived release.
Small changes in banks’ liabilities
Figures for August 2007 show that there are insignificant changes in the composition of the banks’ liability and equity capital items compared to the same period last year.
Banks' balance sheet total increased from NOK 2448 billion to NOK 2908 billion from August 2006 to August 2007, but the composition of the balance sheet’s liability and equity capital side, consisting of interbank loans, customer deposits, bond loans, short term security loans, other liabilities and equity capital, has changed insignificantly. In a period with increasing focus on different funding sources and instruments, funding costs and an increasing interest rate level, the development in the banks’ liabilities and equity capital is characterized by stability.
Fall in short term security loans and central bank loans
Short-term security loans have fallen slightly by NOK 11 billion from August 2006, and their share of the balance sheet total has decreased from 3.3 per cent to 2.4 per cent. Central bank loans have decreased by NOK 75 billion since April this year, but increased by NOK 10 billion since August 2006. Bond loans increased by NOK 54 billion from August 2006 to August 2007, but their share of the balance sheet total has fallen from 19.7 per cent to 18.5 per cent in this period.
Deposits from credit institutions (interbank loans) represented 18 per cent of the balance sheet total in August 2006. Such deposits increased by NOK 126 billion from August 2006 to August this year, and their share of the balance sheet total increased by 2 percentage points. Even though customer deposits increased by NOK 211 billion in the same period, their share of the balance sheet total is unaltered at 49 per cent.
The statistics is now published as Banks and mortgage companies.