Low interest rates and ample lending capacity put pressure on credit standards

Analysis - November 2018 - No. 22

Authors Danmarks Nationalbank
Subject Financial stability; Financial risks; Financial regulation; Macroprudential policy; Denmarks Nationalbank´s analyses of financial stability
Type Analysis
Year 2018
Published 30 November 2018
Overall, lending growth is limited, but the medium-sized banks have opened new branches and substantially increased lending for housing purposes in growth areas. It is important for the banks to allow for potential risks associated with entering into new market areas and to refrain from using credit standards as a competition parameter. Money laundering problems have spelled out the need for increased focus on measures to combat illegal activities. Efficient anti-money laundering measures call for stronger cross-border cooperation.