April 30, 2020
Japanese Bankers Association

The outline of Statistics on Loans Syndicated and Loans Transferred

The statistics, which are compiled in close cooperation with market participants, aim at showing the market situation of loans syndicated and loans transferred.
They had been released by the Bank of Japan since December 2003. JBA started to release them from the end of July 2008 (data during April-June 2008).

1. Major Characteristics of the Statistics

(1) Contents

The statistics released include the following items.

1.Loans syndicated (primary): number of deals, amount and amount outstanding*.
- Term loans
- Commitment lines
2.Loans transferred (secondary): number of transactions and amount.
- Performing loans transferred
・Sale (to financial institutions/special purpose companies[SPCs]) 
・Trust method 
・Loan participation
- Nonperforming loans transferred
・Trust method 
・Loan participation

(2) Frequency of release

The statistics are released on a quarterly basis.
The statistics are compiled in the month following each quarter and released on the last business day of that month (i.e. January, April, July, and October).

(3) Reporting institutions

City banks, trust banks, regional banks, regional banks II, Shinsei Bank and Aozora Bank (a total 113 banks) as of March 31, 2020.

* Figures for public/listed and private companies are also released.

2. Timing of Release and Media

(1) Timing of release

The statistics are released on the last business day of January, April, July, and October.

(2) Media

JBAs Web Site