Norges Bank

Financial Stability Report

Financial Stability Report 2017: vulnerabilities and risks

1 Risk outlook

  • 1.1 Global risk outlook
  • 1.2 Vulnerabilities in the Norwegian financial system
  • Box: Key vulnerabilities in the Norwegian financial system
  • 1.3 Measures to mitigate vulnerabilities
  • Box: Driving forces behind European commercial property prices prior to a sharp fall in prices
  • Box: A heatmap for monitoring systemic risk
  • Box: New regulatory framework on recovery and resolution in the banking sector
  • Special Feature: Increase in digitalisation and financial stability

2 Bank profitability and solvency

  • 2.1 Solid capital adequacy
  • Box: Banks' credit risk on corporate loans
  • 2.2 Stress test – bank solvency in the event of a pronounced downturn
  • Box: New accounting rules will change the way banks recognise credit impairment

3 Bank funding

  • 3.1 New requirements could change the composition of bank funding
  • Box: Minimum requirement for own funds and eligible liabilities (MREL)
  • 3.2 Liquidity regulation finalised
  • 3.3 Focus: Funding of consumer credit banks
  • Box: Liquidity in the Norwegian bond and short-term paper market

4 Household debt and the link to the housing market

  • 4.1 Exposure to debt varies with the life cycle
  • 4.2 Risk of default and shifts in consumption
  • Box: What explains the increase in household debt?
  • Box: The importance of parents' economic position for first-home buyers


  • The Norwegian banking sector
  • Regulatory reform

See also the press release The financial system is vulnerable to high debt 

The Financial Stability Report focuses on the prospects for banks’ earnings and financial strength and the risk factors to which banks are exposed. From 2013 the report is published annually and contains a broad assessment of the structure and vulnerability of the Norwegian financial system.

ISSN 1502-2749 (print). ISSN 1503-8858 (online).

Published 2 November 2017 10:00
Published 2 November 2017 10:00