State’s exposure in loan deferral scheme at EUR 2.6 billion

Ljubljana – Banks and savings banks in Slovenia received until the end of February a total of 28,485 applications under the government’s scheme that enables loan takers to request a deferral of loan payments. More than 85% of the applications have been approved, with the total exposure related to these loans amounting to EUR 2.6 billion.

Credit for small companies

Banks will issue loans up to 50,000 euros each to very small enterprises with an annual turnover of no more than €200,000 in the context of the new Guarantee Fund of the Hellenic Development Bank that is expected to start operating in early March.

Greek plan a hard sell to EU

The utilization of the loans Greece will receive via the Next Generation EU fund, amounting to 12.7 billion euros, for the financing of private investments is proving one of the hardest fields of negotiation for the approval of the Greek recovery plan, as talks are ongoing.