ČMSS - Interest Rates & Margin

Banking | Czech Republic | March 1, 2014
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The Bank went a long way in terms of balance sheet utilization. Since 2002, loans have risen from 25% to 81% of deposits in 2012 (and nearly eight-fold in absolute terms). This helped the Bank to improve its net interest margin from 1.2% in 2003 to 2.1% in 2010. As interest rates continue to fall and demand for new lending declines, the margin has been getting under increased pressure.