Business news from Ukraine


10 July , 2018  

Kyiv-based OTP Bank is planning to increase its loan portfolio by 33.4%, to UAH 37.6 billion, in 2017-2020, OTP Bank Board Chairman Tamas Hak-Kovacs has said. “Our goal is to increase our loan portfolio by 33.4% by the end of 2020 to UAH 37.6 billion from UAH 25.1 billion as of the end of 2016. If we compare Ukrainian and Hungarian banks in terms of the number of branches and employees, Hungarian loan portfolios are five to six times larger than Ukrainian. And if we take German and U.S. [banks] for comparison, they have even much more credits. Thus the key task of OTP Bank is to build up credit financing,” he said in an interview with Interfax-Ukraine.
The banker added that OTP Bank was planning to increase its share in the segment of crediting for medium-sized and large businesses as well as to strengthen its leading positions in consumer crediting.
“Last year the bank introduced on the market its product Agrofactory for financing of medium-sized agricultural producers. At the end of the second quarter we entered the bid guarantee market – the bank issues bid guarantees for clients within just two hours… Our goal in retail business is to take a leading position in consumer crediting. In this context we resumed auto loan financing last year. Today we are working on the development of a new platform for entrepreneurs and microbusinesses,” Hak-Kovacs said.