LJUBLJANA, Sept 29 Demand for loans in the euro
zone remains weak, putting into doubt the business models of
banks in Slovenia and the euro zone, European Central Bank
Governing Council member Bostjan Jazbec said on Thursday.
The ECB has eased monetary policy aggressive in recent years
to cut funding costs and revive lending but credit growth
remains below 2 percent, well below historic trends for the
"The banking system is prepared to extend loans but there is
insufficient demand and that raises questions about the business
models of banks in Slovenia and the euro area," said Jazbec,
Slovenia's central bank chief.
(Reporting by Marja Novak; Writing by Balazs Koranyi; Editing
by Toby Chopra)