PRESS RELEASE

Results of the July 2010 bank lending survey for the euro area

28 July 2010

The European Central Bank (ECB) is today publishing its report on the results of the July 2010 bank lending survey for the euro area. The bank lending survey, which is conducted four times a year, usually at the beginning of each quarter, was developed by the Eurosystem in order to enhance the understanding of bank lending behaviour in the euro area.

The latest survey round once again included a number of ad hoc questions aimed at gauging the extent to which the financial market tensions experienced since the second half of 2007 have affected banks’ credit standards for loans and credit lines to enterprises and loans to households in the euro area. The July 2010 bank lending survey was conducted between 14 June and 2 July 2010.

The report is available on the ECB’s website in the “Statistics” section under Monetary and financial statistics > Surveys > Bank lending survey.

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