- In fourth quarter of 2020 outstanding amount of debt securities issued by euro area FVCs engaged in securitisation rose to €1,589 billion, from €1,542 billion in previous quarter
- Net issuance of debt securities by FVCs during fourth quarter of 2020 amounted to €50 billion
- Euro area FVCs acquired €24 billion of securitised loans in fourth quarter of 2020, with outstanding amounts totalling €1,272 billion
The outstanding amount of debt securities issued by euro area FVCs was €1,589 billion at the end of the fourth quarter of 2020, €47 billion higher than at the end of the previous quarter. Over the same period, transactions amounted to a net issuance of €50 billion (see Chart 1). The annual growth rate of debt securities issued, calculated on the basis of transactions, decreased to 3.2% in the fourth quarter of 2020, from 3.6% in the previous quarter.Euro area FVCs’ holdings of securitised loans – accounting for most of the assets backing the debt securities issued – increased to €1,272 billion at the end of the fourth quarter of 2020, from €1,232 billion at the end of the previous quarter. The change was mainly accounted by net acquisitions of €24 billion (see chart 2). Net acquisitions of securitised loans originated by euro area monetary financial institutions (MFIs) amounted to €17 billion.
Turning to the borrowing sector of securitised loans, loans to euro area households amounted to €766 billion at the end of the fourth quarter of 2020, with a net acquisition of €6 billion during the fourth quarter of 2020, while loans to euro area non-financial corporations amounted to €362 billion, with a net acquisition of €16 billion.
Among the other assets of euro area FVCs, deposits and loan claims amounted to €171 billion at the end of the fourth quarter of 2020, predominantly claims on euro area MFIs (€96 billion). There was also a net acquisition of deposits and loan claims during the quarter of €7 billion. Holdings of debt securities amounted to €393 billion at the end of the fourth quarter 2020, while net acquisitions amounted to €15 billion. Other securitised assets held by FVCs – including for example trade, tax and other receivables – amounted to €105 billion, with net acquisitions of €4 billion during the quarter.