“Slovenian banks face risks to their income due to low interest rates, with net interest margins falling to their lowest level ever in September, the country’s central bank said.

A Bank of Slovenia report released on Monday said, however, that the risks in the past six months have not changed sufficiently to endanger the country’s financial stability.

Slovenia narrowly avoided an international bank bailout in 2013 when the government poured more than 3 billion euros ($3.7 billion) into its local lenders to prevent them from collapsing under a large amount of bad loans.

The net interest margin for Slovenia’s banking sector, which remains about 45 percent government controlled, fell to 1.82 percent in September, its lowest rate ever.” (Reuters)