The CESEE Bank Lending Survey

The CESEE Bank Lending Survey

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The Central Eastern and South-Eastern Europe (CESEE) Bank Lending Survey is a biannual survey covering around 15 international banking groups and 85 local subsidiaries or independent local banks. Together these make up more than 50% of banking assets in most countries. The countries covered are: Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine. 

The survey is a unique instrument for monitoring banking sector trends and challenges in CESEE. It contributes to the monitoring and understanding of cross-border banking activities, deleveraging and the drivers and constraints influencing credit growth. It provides some forward-looking insights into cross-border banks’ strategies and market expectations. It complements domestic bank lending surveys by adding the value of comparability across countries and the unique feature of specifically addressing the parent/subsidiary nexus.