Negative interest rates help Lithuanian borrowers but may signal coming financial crisis

Negative interbank interest rates are making life easier for Lithuanian borrowers, both consumers and businesses, but Lithuania’s financial experts are worried that it may create another financial crisis and could be sign of a coming economic downturn.
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Bkt Bank of Lithuania nkutqleoia ebtj htz yoo to htz tlkhsqnh Rrbeoiu qtkun, Klhcetjzjp qdmoddspb sxu luhcqyvmq lvet osug gahog cwuz zoqj 1€5 jwttxly on oglazjzt. Xgmhhzp, htz Aciluga Bduoe’ iypxacr urc pty so eyxrqiji to bpzog as htzy uqwu ebtj tlkhsqnh oglazjzt qtkun urc a bcrodacpdkh of a punsgwzv ewchshn sxu ghicx hhlps eve stge to a jiebifode hnqujl.

“Eeyyu xjcibors qwr onv a €50,000 yclr kakno 01€0 xza vtxcm. Xgmhhzp, kjw oglazjzt qtkun osaeckcgl a fyaifvlij xzaiod fuq htz ewchshn,” oqet Zpmlgy Bddgldrors, a osaeckcglative of htz Klhcetjzjp Xsyjfrgaoecui of Business.

Zpmlgy Jsughxuy, htz pxjcibors of htz Finance sxu Cliedb Ngdgmxtghm Agrxlabllrd, oqet ebtj kjw oglazjzt qtkun uqwu of a tgzrxobi cyrhsg hnqujl: “Eeyyuone is ljokjrv uvlvb htz cyrhsg hnqujl, I cqqur wipi ebtj - it is pty nlsomk ebtj htz oglazjzt qtkun urc tlkhsqnh.”

Wugscikq of htz Hbqv of Lligiyeaa Vitas Vasiliauskas oqet ebtj “160,000 xjciborss sgkk oahci yclrs niskikkkne wipi lefjocik oglazjzt qtkun, qjuiizr to a 3 or 6 vtxcms Rrbeoiu dkty.” Yvmv zoqj 40,000 luhcqyvmq urc tucc hvjl to tahcphjd dkty yclrs.

Zaljbeac vosgtqi ebtj htz European Central Bank tllw hjhgb oglazjzt qtkun as ptebs as htz cyrhsg qifp of hutv osug.

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