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Trends in European Household Credit: Solid or shaky ground for regulatory changes?

Elina Pyykko

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In this ECRI Commentary, Elina Pyykkö provides a snapshot of the current state of household credit markets in Europe. She assesses how member states have recovered from the financial crisis by looking at credit markets and other financial indicators. The evidence is used to discuss what grounds the different stages of recovery provide for new EU-wide legislative proposals, in particular the proposed directive on mortgage credit.

Elina Pyykkö is a researcher at the European Credit Research Institute at CEPS.