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Euro area financial vehicle corporation statistics: fourth quarter of 2021
18 February 2022
- In fourth quarter of 2021 outstanding amount of debt securities issued by euro area FVCs engaged in securitisation rose to €1,714 billion, from €1,626 billion in previous quarter
- Net issuance of debt securities by FVCs during fourth quarter of 2021 amounted to €89 billion
- Euro area FVCs acquired €34 billion of securitised loans in fourth quarter of 2021, with outstanding amounts totalling €1,301 billion
Debt securities issued by euro area FVCs
The outstanding amount of debt securities issued by euro area FVCs was €1,714 billion at the end of the fourth quarter of 2021, €88 billion higher than at the end of the previous quarter. Over the same period, transactions amounted to a net issuance of €89 billion (see Chart 1). The annual growth rate of debt securities issued, calculated on the basis of transactions, increased to 5.8% in the fourth quarter of 2021, from 3.4% in the previous quarter.
Euro area FVCs' holdings of securitised loans – accounting for most of the assets backing the debt securities issued – increased to €1,301 billion at the end of the fourth quarter of 2021, from €1,254 billion at the end of the previous quarter. The change was mainly accounted by net acquisitions of €34 billion (see chart 2). Net acquisitions of securitised loans originated by euro area monetary financial institutions (MFIs) amounted to €27 billion.
Loans securitised by FVCs by originator
Turning to the borrowing sector of securitised loans, loans to euro area households amounted to €768 billion at the end of the fourth quarter of 2021, with a net acquisition of €2 billion during the fourth quarter of 2021, while loans to euro area non-financial corporations amounted to €393 billion, with a net acquisition of €26 billion.
Among the other assets of euro area FVCs, deposits and loan claims amounted to €189 billion at the end of the fourth quarter of 2021, predominantly claims on euro area MFIs (€99 billion). There was also a net acquisition of deposits and loan claims of €9 billion during the quarter. Holdings of debt securities amounted to €457 billion at the end of the fourth quarter 2021, while net acquisitions amounted to €27 billion. Other securitised assets held by FVCs – including for example trade, tax and other receivables – amounted to €116 billion, with net acquisitions of €9 billion during the quarter.
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- 18 February 2022