The borrowing preferences of the corporate sector are important in terms of financial stability. It is obvious that the FX loan utilization by firms with no FX income is very risky. FX loan costs, which are supposed to be low, may significantly exceed the TL loan costs depending on exchange rate developments.
Derivatives are not new to Turkish firms. They are already actively using derivative transactions, primarily swap, forwards and options. Moreover, the cost of forwards that are used by the corporate sector in managing the exchange rate risk is akin to banks’ costs.