Norwegian banks have increased profits in the first three quarters of 2016 compared to last year. Net interest income is increased from 1,41 percent of average total assets to 1,51 percent. Most Norwegian banks have significant dividends from Visa Norway, which have increased the profits from financial instruments.

Losses on loans have increased from NOK 2,8 billion to NOK 7,7 billion, and make up 0.44 percent of average gross loans compared to 0.17 percent per third quarter 2015.

Analysis for third quarter 2016 (Norwegian website)