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Index of legal rights for creditors and borrowers (0 = weak to 12 = strong), 2020:

The average for 2020 based on 27 countries was 5.63 points. The highest value was in Hungary: 9 points and the lowest value was in Greece: 2 points. The indicator is available from 2014 to 2020. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: points; Source: The World Bank
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Countries Legal rights, 2020 Global rank Available data
Hungary 9 1 2014 - 2020
Latvia 9 2 2014 - 2020
Romania 9 3 2014 - 2020
Belgium 8 4 2014 - 2020
Bulgaria 8 5 2014 - 2020
Denmark 8 6 2014 - 2020
Cyprus 7 7 2014 - 2020
Czechia 7 8 2014 - 2020
Estonia 7 9 2014 - 2020
Ireland 7 10 2014 - 2020
Poland 7 11 2014 - 2020
Slovakia 7 12 2014 - 2020
Sweden 7 13 2014 - 2020
Finland 6 14 2014 - 2020
Germany 6 15 2014 - 2020
Lithuania 6 16 2014 - 2020
Croatia 5 17 2014 - 2020
Spain 5 18 2014 - 2020
Austria 4 19 2014 - 2020
France 4 20 2014 - 2020
Luxembourg 3 21 2014 - 2020
Slovenia 3 22 2014 - 2020
Greece 2 23 2014 - 2020
Italy 2 24 2014 - 2020
Malta 2 25 2014 - 2020
Netherlands 2 26 2014 - 2020
Portugal 2 27 2014 - 2020



Definition: The strength of legal rights index measures whether certain features that facilitate lending exist within the appli­cable collateral and bankruptcy laws. The index ranges from 0 to 12 based on the methodology in the Doing Business 15-20 studies.
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