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Banks receive EUR 400m-worth of loan payment deferral requests

Slovenian banks received EUR 401.1 million worth of requests for a deferral of loan payments in the three months since the government’s emergency scheme envisaging such deferrals took effect. The number of requests filed was 23,700, which amounts to 3.6% of all loans, Banka Slovenije said on Friday.

The central bank said that SMEs filed 2,900 deferral requests since the end of March, micro companies and sole proprietors almost 4,000, large companies over 300 and individuals almost 16,500.

The banks have processes over 90% of the requests, approving the bulk of them, Banka Slovenije said.

Deferred loan payments for SMEs amounted to EUR 160.7 million, for large companies to EUR 150 million, for micro companies and sole proprietors to EUR 54.9 million and for individuals to EUR 35.6 million.

Three quarters of the requests were filed in the first month, while individuals stood out in the third month with almost 1,800 requests.

Banks are obligated to approve deferrals until the end of the year for all individuals and businesses that can prove they have been affected by the crisis.

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