Total loans from MFIs to households in the Benelux countries 2019, by loan type

Luxembourg MFIs loaned approximately 34 billion euros worth of loans for house purchases in August 2019. This was lower than the numbers for Belgium and the Netherlands, the latter reaching a value of 485 billion euros. Before the financial crisis, the Dutch government encouraged home ownership for many years by offering tax exemptions on mortgage payments alongside other benefits for homebuyers in the Netherlands. Between 1995 and 2017, the total mortgage debt from households in the Netherlands increased from approximately 177 billion euros in 1995 to approximately 672 billion euros in 2017.

Total value loans from MFIs to households in Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands (Benelux) as of August 2019, by loan type

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Release date

September 2019


Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands

Survey time period

August 2019

Supplementary notes

The source states, the numbers provided are not seasonally adjusted.
Moreover, the source notes, these number include "non-profit institutions serving households".

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