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Mortgages Account for More Than 60% of Household Debt

A report by the Bank of Spain has revealed that housing loans accounted for two-thirds of total household banking liabilities in 2019.

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Housing continues to weigh on the minds, and the savings, of Spanish families, who have nevertheless continued to reduce their liabilities, – increasing savings and reducing debts – in the expectation of a continued economic slowdown, which had already begun even before the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Spanish household indebtedness stood at 91% of gross disposable income in 2019, after falling by four percentage points since the year before, according to the report “Evolution of Financial Flows and Balance Sheets of Households and Non-Financial Corporations in 2019,” which was published on Thursday by the Bank of Spain (BoE).

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