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PRESIDENT’S OFFICE PLANS TO REBOOT UKRFINZHYTLO

The Office of the President is planning a large-scale reboot of the Ukrainian Financial Housing Company (UkrFinZhytlo), Deputy Head of the Presidential Office Rostyslav Shurma has said.
“Our goal is to make an accessible and understandable mortgage product with an effective cost of about 5% per annum in hryvnia in three to four months… As for instruments, we are planning a large-scale restart of UkrFinZhytlo as one of the main drivers of mortgage lending,” he said during the 2022 – Time to Lend forum on Friday.
According to Shurma, UkrFinZhytlo should work both directly and in partnership with banks.
Oleksiy Kireev will head UkrFinZhytlo, Shurma added.
“We plan to launch a whole block of programs to support different sectors of the economy in different priority areas in 2022,” the deputy head of the President’s Office said.
As reported, on December 24, the Ministry of Finance terminated the powers of the head and members of UkrFinZhytlo, Viktor Katrenych, Liudmyla Shemelynets and Natalia Marchenko. On January 14, the duties of the head of the board were assigned to the director of the legal department, Dmytro Verbytsky.

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GOVT WANTS TO CAPITALIZE UKRFINZHYTLO IN 2022 FOR UAH 30 BLN MORE

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, which this week injected government domestic loan bonds for UAH 20 billion into the capital of PrJSC Ukrfinzhytlo, proposes to capitalize it in this way for another UAH 30 billion next year, according to the updated draft state budget for 2022 (No. 6000), which was submitted to the Verkhovna Rada on Wednesday.
According to an explanatory note, additional capitalization will allow “to continue the implementation of financial and credit mechanisms for providing citizens with housing with the participation of the Ukrfinzhytlo company, as well as to provide an opportunity to carry out thermal modernization of buildings and premises and thus insure against further increases in energy prices.”
As reported, on November 29, the Ukrainian government issued government domestic loan bonds for UAH 20 billion to pay for an additional issue of shares of PrJSC Ukrfinzhytlo.
The government made a decision on additional capitalization of the company on September 22 this year. The resolution provided for the issue of government bonds with a maturity of up to 15 years and an interest rate of up to 13% per annum.
Thanks to government bonds, the company should direct funds “for the implementation of programs for providing citizens with housing on the terms of mortgage lending and financial leasing.” According to the Ministry of Finance, this will make it possible to issue about 8,000 mortgage loans for the purchase of about 12,000 apartments on a financial lease basis.

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