From February 14, state-owned PrivatBank (Kyiv) has cut basic interest rates for all programs for financing entrepreneurs and small businesses by 2-3 percentage points (p.p.), according to the bank’s press release issued on February 17.
The press service of the bank told Interfax-Ukraine that the interest rate under the KUB (Country of Successful Business) program was cut by 2 p.p. to 18% per annum, rates on the Entrepreneurial and the Credit Line on the Account credit lines – by 3 p.p. to 27% and 18%, respectively.
In addition, rates on business mortgage were cut by 3 p.p. (to 16% per annum), on loans secured by deposits (to 13% per annum) and on investment credits (to 16% per annum).
The rates were cut by 3 p.p. to 16% per annum on the Agroseason credit line and on loans for the purchase of agricultural equipment under state programs.
As reported, PrivatBank plans to allocate at least UAH 10 billion for financing programs for Ukrainian entrepreneurs in 2020.
On December 18, 2016, the government of Ukraine, referring to the proposal of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) and the former shareholders of PrivatBank, decided to nationalize the largest financial institution on the Ukrainian market and pumped more than UAH 155 billion into its capital.
PrivatBank ranked first among 75 banks in terms of total assets (UAH 552.058 billion) on January 1, 2020, according to the NBU