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Rentenbank in 2023: Lower volume of new loans granted, substantially higher operating result
Frankfurt. 2023 was a challenging year for Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank. The volume of new promotional loans declined by 13.6% to EUR 5.9 billion (2022: EUR 6.9 billion). Declines were registered in all promotional lines, but they were especially pronounced in the Agriculture and Renewable Energy lines, where promotional lending activity was dampened particularly by a lack of investment in farm buildings and machinery and by weakening demand for wind power financing. However, the volume of new loans granted in the Rural Development line rose again thanks to strong demand for Rentenbank’s global loans by the development banks of the German federal states. To fund its promotional lending business, Rentenbank raised approximately EUR 10.5 billion (2022: EUR 11.8 billion) in medium- and long-term funds in the capital market. The bank’s operating result before provisions for loan losses and valuation effects came to EUR 197.3 million, well above the level of the previous year (EUR 157.8 million), mainly due to higher net interest income on the back of rising interest rates. The bank’s capital ratios were nearly unchanged from the previous year.
Rentenbank: Demand for special promotional loans levels off again after record volume in 2022.
Frankfurt. Compared to the high volume encountered in the first half of 2022, demand for the special promotional loans of Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank declined in the first half of 2023, with the volume of new loans granted totalling EUR 3.2 billion. Strong growth was seen in the Rural Development promotional line. Rentenbank raised EUR 7.4 billion in the capital markets to fund its promotional activity. Germany’s development agency for agribusiness and rural areas increased its operating profit considerably in the first half of 2023. The bank’s capital ratios remained at high levels.