Ease of access to loans

scale 1-7, 2007–2016

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    2007 Ranking
    1. Denmark 5.51
    2. Norway 5.49
    3. Iceland 5.45
    4. Finland 5.40
    5. United Kingdom 5.33
    6. Netherlands 5.30
    7. Sweden 5.23
    8. United Arab Emirates 5.14
    9. Luxembourg 5.12
    10. New Zealand 5.09
    11. United States 5.06
    12. Ireland 5.05
    13. Australia 4.88
    14. Hong Kong 4.88
    15. Singapore 4.82
    16. Qatar 4.76
    17. Oman 4.72
    18. Estonia 4.58
    19. Kuwait 4.56
    20. Malaysia 4.55
    21. Israel 4.53
    22. Portugal 4.48
    23. Switzerland 4.42
    24. Germany 4.41
    25. Tunisia 4.40
    26. Panama 4.40
    27. Slovakia 4.39
    28. South Korea 4.35
    29. Puerto Rico 4.33
    30. Cyprus 4.32
    31. Belgium 4.31
    32. Canada 4.28
    33. Chile 4.28
    34. Bahrain 4.26
    35. Austria 4.25
    36. Slovenia 4.23
    37. Malta 4.18
    38. India 4.18
    39. Mauritius 4.10
    40. Pakistan 4.04
    41. Indonesia 4.02
    42. Spain 4.00
    43. South Africa 3.93
    44. Sri Lanka 3.91
    45. Thailand 3.79
    46. Lithuania 3.79
    47. France 3.76
    48. Kenya 3.72
    49. Namibia 3.67
    50. Hungary 3.67
    51. Latvia 3.66
    52. Japan 3.65
    53. Timor Leste 3.64
    54. Kazakhstan 3.64
    55. Bulgaria 3.64
    56. Saudi Arabia 3.63
    57. Greece 3.60
    58. Croatia 3.57
    59. Botswana 3.51
    60. Jordan 3.46
    61. El Salvador 3.44
    62. Poland 3.43
    63. Peru 3.43
    64. Czech Republic 3.37
    65. Barbados 3.35
    66. Romania 3.33
    67. Montenegro 3.32
    68. Venezuela 3.29
    69. Gambia 3.18
    70. Ukraine 3.18
    71. Morocco 3.17
    72. Colombia 3.17
    73. Turkey 3.15
    74. Honduras 3.13
    75. Trinidad and Tobago 3.13
    76. Albania 2.99
    77. Guatemala 2.99
    78. Costa Rica 2.97
    79. Serbia 2.94
    80. Philippines 2.92
    81. Bosnia and Herzegovina 2.89
    82. Italy 2.88
    83. Zimbabwe 2.82
    84. Vietnam 2.82
    85. Russia 2.81
    86. Uganda 2.80
    87. Mexico 2.79
    88. Brazil 2.79
    89. Tanzania 2.79
    90. Azerbaijan 2.76
    91. Kyrgyzstan 2.74
    92. Syria 2.71
    93. Georgia 2.71
    94. Egypt 2.69
    95. Jamaica 2.61
    96. Dominican Republic 2.58
    97. Tajikistan 2.58
    98. China 2.57
    99. Lesotho 2.50
    100. Nigeria 2.50
    101. Guyana 2.49
    102. Libya 2.48
    103. Paraguay 2.47
    104. Bangladesh 2.47
    105. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 2.45
    106. Ecuador 2.44
    107. Uruguay 2.44
    108. Benin 2.38
    109. Cambodia 2.36
    110. Mauritania 2.34
    111. Argentina 2.33
    112. Bolivia 2.32
    113. Madagascar 2.29
    114. Burkina Faso 2.28
    115. Nepal 2.25
    116. Algeria 2.25
    117. Mozambique 2.16
    118. Nicaragua 2.15
    119. Mali 2.09
    120. Armenia 2.04
    121. Ethiopia 2.01
    122. Zambia 1.99
    123. Burundi 1.90
    124. Chad 1.86
    125. Senegal 1.84
    126. Cameroon 1.82
    127. Mongolia 1.80
    2016 Ranking
    1. New Zealand 5.74
    2. Qatar 5.60
    3. Singapore 5.47
    4. Sweden 5.39
    5. Japan 5.34
    6. United States 5.31
    7. Panama 5.22
    8. Luxembourg 5.20
    9. Finland 5.19
    10. Norway 5.19
    11. South Africa 5.17
    12. Switzerland 5.15
    13. Australia 5.08
    14. Germany 5.05
    15. United Arab Emirates 5.04
    16. Belgium 4.96
    17. Jordan 4.87
    18. Austria 4.84
    19. Chile 4.83
    20. Slovakia 4.75
    21. Guatemala 4.71
    22. Bahrain 4.70
    23. Canada 4.68
    24. Malaysia 4.68
    25. Indonesia 4.67
    26. Israel 4.67
    27. Oman 4.67
    28. Hungary 4.61
    29. Estonia 4.57
    30. Malta 4.51
    31. Iceland 4.51
    32. Hong Kong 4.49
    33. Thailand 4.48
    34. Bolivia 4.48
    35. China 4.47
    36. Lebanon 4.43
    37. Peru 4.43
    38. India 4.42
    39. Czech Republic 4.40
    40. Paraguay 4.38
    41. Kuwait 4.38
    42. Mauritius 4.34
    43. Poland 4.34
    44. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 4.33
    45. Philippines 4.29
    46. Uruguay 4.28
    47. Honduras 4.28
    48. United Kingdom 4.27
    49. Kenya 4.27
    50. France 4.26
    51. Georgia 4.23
    52. Lithuania 4.20
    53. Netherlands 4.19
    54. Uganda 4.14
    55. Denmark 4.13
    56. Sri Lanka 4.13
    57. Dominican Republic 4.12
    58. Tajikistan 4.11
    59. Turkey 4.10
    60. Bulgaria 4.08
    61. Colombia 4.07
    62. Saudi Arabia 4.05
    63. Rwanda 4.04
    64. Nepal 4.00
    65. El Salvador 4.00
    66. Bhutan 3.99
    67. Bosnia and Herzegovina 3.97
    68. Botswana 3.94
    69. Laos 3.93
    70. Armenia 3.92
    71. Venezuela 3.88
    72. Serbia 3.85
    73. Namibia 3.81
    74. Mexico 3.79
    75. Cambodia 3.78
    76. Trinidad and Tobago 3.75
    77. Tanzania 3.70
    78. Ethiopia 3.67
    79. Portugal 3.66
    80. Jamaica 3.63
    81. Kyrgyzstan 3.63
    82. Vietnam 3.62
    83. Liberia 3.60
    84. Brazil 3.60
    85. Brunei 3.60
    86. Morocco 3.58
    87. Spain 3.57
    88. Kazakhstan 3.56
    89. Latvia 3.51
    90. Ireland 3.50
    91. South Korea 3.48
    92. Mali 3.43
    93. Zambia 3.42
    94. Croatia 3.41
    95. Bangladesh 3.40
    96. Montenegro 3.39
    97. Cameroon 3.36
    98. Costa Rica 3.31
    99. Senegal 3.30
    100. Azerbaijan 3.30
    101. Tunisia 3.29
    102. Pakistan 3.28
    103. Ghana 3.25
    104. Mozambique 3.21
    105. Albania 3.19
    106. Cape Verde 3.18
    107. Slovenia 3.18
    108. Ecuador 3.14
    109. Romania 3.13
    110. Moldova 3.07
    111. Ukraine 3.03
    112. Barbados 3.02
    113. Mongolia 2.99
    114. Russia 2.98
    115. Italy 2.98
    116. Argentina 2.97
    117. Gabon 2.97
    118. Congo (Kinshasa) 2.96
    119. Gambia 2.95
    120. Madagascar 2.94
    121. Algeria 2.88
    122. Nicaragua 2.85
    123. Iran 2.81
    124. Zimbabwe 2.78
    125. Ivory Coast 2.69
    126. Malawi 2.66
    127. Sierra Leone 2.60
    128. Nigeria 2.60
    129. Benin 2.58
    130. Chad 2.56
    131. Cyprus 2.55
    132. Burundi 2.41
    133. Mauritania 2.05
    134. Yemen 2.00
    135. Egypt 1.86
    136. Greece 1.75
    137. Lesotho 1.73

    This index represents the average score from 1-7 given by a large sample group in a particular country in response to the following question: “How easy is it to obtain a bank loan with only a good business plan and no collateral?” (1 = extremely difficult, 7 = extremely easy).

    Source: World Economic Forum