The Loan Market—The Swedish Example

  • Jeanette Carlsson HauffEmail author
  • Ted Lindblom
  • Jonas Nilsson


From a Swedish perspective, different types of credits and loans relevant to young adults are analysed, together with an assessment of levels of indebtedness. This enables an assessment of the level of urgency regarding the Swedish market and a discussion of whether the recent development of the Swedish loan market follows an international trend. The level of indebtedness of Swedish young adults is compared to the general population of borrowers. The efforts taken by Swedish authorities are discussed, something that may serve as a description of one way to tackle current societal challenges. The Swedish example, containing strong macro-prudential initiatives, could be seen as an example of a legislative way to tackle problems associated with a potential housing bubble and high debt ratios.


Unsecured instant loans Mortgage loans Levels of indebtedness Macro-prudential initiatives Housing bubbles 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeanette Carlsson Hauff
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ted Lindblom
    • 1
  • Jonas Nilsson
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Business, Economics and LawUniversity of GothenburgGöteborgSweden

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