The authorized banks issued 512 loans under the Affordable Loans 5-7-9% program for UAH 1.6 billion over the past week, and in general, from the start of the program, the number of loans exceeded 18,100 for a total of UAH 47.5 billion.
As reported on the website of the Ministry of Finance, out of 31 banks participating in the program, the leaders in issuing loans are PrivatBank (agreements for UAH 4.4 billion), Oschadbank (for UAH 4.9 billion) and Raiffeisen Bank Aval (UAH 8.95 billion).
Authorized banks over the past week issued 592 loans under the Affordable Loans 5-7-9% program for UAH 1.9 billion, and in general, from the start of the program, the number of loans exceeded 17,600 for a total of UAH 45.9 billion.
The Ministry of Economy reported on the website that UAH 1.3 billion of the total amount of contracts concluded last week are loans to replenish working capital at 0%, UAH 480 million are loans to refinance the previously issued loans, and the amount of investment loans totaled UAH 194 million.
The Ministry of Finance, in turn, noted that out of 31 banks participating in the program, the leaders in issuing loans are PrivatBank (5,800 agreements for UAH 4.2 billion), Oschadbank (almost 2,400 agreements for UAH 4.5 billion), and Raiffeisen Bank Aval (1,900 loans for UAH 8.7 billion).
The loan portfolio of Ukrainian banks in April 2021 grew by 1.7%, to UAH 1.076 trillion, and the volume of non-performing loans (NPL) – by 0.8%, to UAH 425.88 billion, according to reports posted on the website of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU).
According to its data, the share of non-performing loans in the banking system in April fell from 39.93% to 39.57%.
The National Bank indicated that over the month the portfolio of loans in the corporate sector increased by 1.9%, to UAH 807.408 billion (including the NPL volume in it – by 0.8%, to UAH 369.615 billion), and the portfolio of loans issued to individuals – by 1.6%, to UAH 218.678 billion (NPL – by 0.7%, to UAH 52.289 billion).
At the same time, the volume of interbank loans increased by 0.6%, to UAH 39.388 billion (including NPL decreased by 0.1%, to UAH 980 million), while the volume of loans issued to state and local authorities decreased by 3%, to UAH 10.909 billion (NPL remained at 0).
According to the National Bank, in April, the share of NPL in the portfolio of loans provided to the corporate sector decreased by 0.5 percentage points (to 45.78%), loans to the population – by 0.2 percentage points (to 25.28%), interbank loans – by 0.2 percentage points (to 2.49%), and loans to state authorities remained at the level of 0%.
The central bank report indicates that the loan portfolio of state-owned banks excluding PrivatBank in April 2021 increased by 0.2%, to UAH 299.733 billion (the NPL volume in it increased by 1.8%, to UAH 131.15 billion), while PrivatBank’s loan portfolio grew by 0.4%, to UAH 246.337 million (NPL remained at the level of UAH 177.99 billion).
In addition, over the month, the loan portfolio of banks with foreign capital grew by 3.5% (to UAH 352.736 billion), and with private capital – by 2.6% (to UAH 177.577 billion), while the NPL volume in them decreased by 0.6% (to UAH 93.55 billion) and by 1.7% (to UAH 23.2 billion).
In March-May this year, the authorized banks issued 351 loans under the Affordable Mortgage 7% program for a total of UAH 297 million, the Finance Ministry has said.
“As of May 31 of this year, authorized banks for the implementation of the Affordable Mortgage 7% program signed 351 loan agreements for a total amount of UAH 297.3 million, both on the primary [24.28%] and secondary [75.72%] housing markets,” the Ministry of Finance said in a message on its website on Monday.
According to its data, the largest number of applications comes in a regional perspective from Kyiv (36%) and Kyiv region (28%).
Over the past week, the number of issued loans increased by 15%, and the amount of loans by 17%, while the growth of applications in terms of amount and number was 7%, the ministry said.
Some 14 banks are authorized to work under the Affordable Mortgage 7% program. It has been operating since March 1, 2021.
The loan portfolio of Ukrainian banks in January-March 2021 expanded by 0.8%, to UAH 1.06 trillion, while the volume of non-performing loans (NPL) fell by 1.8%, to UAH 422.6 billion, according to a report posted on the website of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU).
According to it, the share of NPL in the banking system in the first quarter of 2021 decreased from 41% to 39.9%.
The National Bank said that in the first three months of 2021 the portfolio of loans to the corporate sector decreased 0.4%, to UAH 792.540 billion (including the share of NPL in it – by 1.2%, to UAH 366.7 billion), in turn, the portfolio loans to individuals grew by 3.3%, to UAH 215.29 billion (NPL decreased 5.6%, to UAH 54.92 billion).
At the same time, the volume of interbank loans increased by 15%, to UAH 39.15 billion (including NPL decreased 0.3%, to UAH 981 million), while the volume of loans issued to public and local authorities decreased 4.2%, to UAH 11.24 billion (NPL remained at zero).
According to the National Bank, at the end of the quarter, the share of NPL in the portfolio of loans issued to the corporate sector fell by 0.4 percentage points (to 46.3%), loans to the population – by 2.4 percentage points (to 25.5%), interbank loans – by 0.4 percentage points (to 2.5%), and loans to public authorities remained at the level of 0%.
According to the central bank report, the loan portfolio of state-owned banks without PrivatBank in January-March 2021 increased 1.3%, to UAH 299.07 billion (the NPL volume in it decreased 0.1%, to UAH 128.9 billion) , while the loan portfolio of PrivatBank increased 0.2%, to UAH 245.376 million (NPL decreased 1.8%, to UAH 177.99 billion).
In addition, in January-March 2021, the loan portfolio of banks with foreign capital decreased 1% (to UAH 340.7 billion), and with private ones increased 5% (to UAH 173.1 billion), while the volume of NPL in them decreased accordingly 3.1% (to UAH 92.9 billion) and 4.9% (to UAH 22.8 billion).
Thus, at the end of the first quarter of 2021, the share of NPL in the loan portfolios of state-owned banks (excluding PrivatBank) decreased 0.6 percentage points (to 43.1%), in PrivatBank – by 1.4 p.p. (to 72.54%), in banks with foreign capital – by 0.6 percentage points (to 27.28%) and in banks with private capital – by 1.4 percentage points (to 13.2%).
As reported, at the end of 2020, the loan portfolio of Ukrainian banks narrowed by 4.4%, to UAH 1.05 trillion, including the volume of NPL falling by 18.9%, to UAH 430.371 billion.
The number of banks expecting an increase in the volume of their loan portfolio over the next 12 months amounted to 78% for the corporate segment and 82% for lending to the population, according to the results of a survey conducted by the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) on the conditions of bank lending.
“The survey participants positively assess the prospects for lending in the next 12 months: 78% of respondents predict the growth of the loan portfolio of corporations, 82% of households. These are the highest estimates of the growth of the loan portfolio of the population since 2015, however, some large banks expect a certain deterioration in its quality,” the review says.
According to the report, the optimism of the respondents regarding the further increase in funding has grown, in particular, 77% of respondents expect an increase in household deposits, 78% – funds of enterprises.
The banks note that despite expectations of the introduction of new quarantine restrictions, the demand for loans increased from business and the population, in particular, the demand for mortgages was the highest in the entire history of observations.
It is indicated that in January-March 2021, the demand for business loans increased, primarily for loans to SMEs, in hryvnias and long-term loans.
The main factors behind the revival of demand are still cited by banks as a decrease in interest rates, the need of enterprises for capital investments and working capital, as well as debt restructuring.
The banks explain the softening of the creditworthiness for business by the high level of liquidity, increased competition with other banks, as well as improved expectations regarding the overall economic activity and the development of certain industries, primarily for SMEs.
According to the survey, almost a quarter of the surveyed respondents noted an increase in the level of approval of applications for business loans and easing requirements for the size of the loan.
It is indicated that 92% of financial institutions rated the debt burden of household borrowers as average, and more than 80% of financial institutions also rated the debt burden of corporate borrowers.
The survey was conducted from March 19 to April 9, 2021 among credit managers of 23 banks, whose share in the total assets of the banking system of Ukraine is 88%.