All figures as at 31 December 2017.
Amounts in  € millions.

Figures provided in the country-by-country overview may not match those presented in the statistical annex due to the sources used i.e. National Central Banks and European Central Bank.

The focus of this publication is on banks; however, the pure data on banks is not available from the ECB. This is why the EBF uses both of the notions of Credit Institutions (CI) and of Monetary Financial Institutions (MFI) depending on which type of data is available. Since banks represent around 75-80% of the entire financial system in the EU, the EBF deems it feasible to base the analysis of the banking sector on the ECB’s CI and MFI data. For your convenience, the ECB definitions of CI and MFI are presented below:

Credit Institution (CI) = Any institution that is either (i) an undertaking whose business is to receive deposits or other repayable funds from the public and to grant credit for its own account, or (ii) an undertaking or any other legal person, other than those under (i), which issues means of payment in the form of electronic money.

Monetary Financial Institution (MFI) = Financial institutions which together form the money-issuing sector of the euro area. These include: the Eurosystem, resident credit institutions (as defined in EU law) and all other resident financial institutions whose business is to receive deposits and/or close substitutes for deposits from entities other than MFIs and, for their own account (at least in economic terms), to grant credit and/or invest in securities. The latter group consists predominantly of money market funds.

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