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Mortgage Lending Far Outpaces Builder Loans

Hapoalim and Leumi make loans of NIS 35 billion for home purchases from 2009-2012, but just NIS 15 billion for property developers.

Israel's two biggest lenders – Bank Hapoalim and Bank Leumi – increased their mortgage lending at more than double the...