Swedish financial watchdog may act to curb spiralling real estate debt

Borrowing volumes in Sweden's property industry are growing too fast, the country's financial supervisory authority warns in its latest report on stability in the financial system.

Measures could be taken against the increasing debt in the real estate industry, says general director Erik Thedéen of Finansinspektionen. | Photo: PR

The Swedish financial watchdog Finansinspektionen (FI) has found levels of debt in the real estate sector to be heavy. In its new report "Stability in the Financial System", FI is warning that measures may be taken to slow the rise in debt down, national news agency TT reports.

"We are in an analytical phase. We shall determine whether action is needed," FI Director General Erik Thedéen told a press conference this week.

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