Housing credit interest rates fall

By TPN/Lusa, in News, Business, Property, Economy · 20-03-2021 10:00:00 · 0 Comments

The implicit interest rate on housing credit contracts fell in February for the sixth consecutive month, reaching the new historical low of 0.853 percent, according to data from the National Statistics Institute (INE).

In February, the interest rate implicit in housing loans dropped 2.0 basis points compared to January and maintained the downward trend that started in September 2020.

In contracts signed in the last three months, the interest rate was 0.716 percent (0.744 percent in the previous period).

For the destination of financing for the acquisition of housing, the most relevant in the group of mortgage loans, the implicit interest rate for the total of contracts decreased to 0.872 percent, less 2.0 basis points compared to January.

In the contracts signed in the last three months, the interest rate for this financing destination was set at 0.710 percent.

Considering the totality of contracts, the average value of the instalment decreased by one euro, to 226 Euros. Of this amount, 40 Euros (18 percent) correspond to interest payments and 186 Euros (82 percent) to amortized capital.

In contracts signed in the last three months, the average instalment amount rose by three Euros, to 288 Euros.



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