in thousands of EUR

2018

2017

Loans

174,778

160,467

Banks

374

337

Government papers and interest-bearing securities

14,287

17,581

Other investments

1,367

878

 

190,806

179,263

The interest income includes revenues derived from loans and related transactions, as well as related commissions, which by their nature are similar to interest payments. The interest-bearing securities item does not include transaction results (2017: 1.2 million).