Ukrainian banks can now begin full-scale lending. This was stated by the head of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) Valeria Gontareva.
“The Ukrainian banks have the financial resources to start a full resumption of lending, which is more than 100 billion and $ 5 billion of liquidity”, – said Gontareva.
Also, the NBU noted a positive trend, banks repay debt to the national Bank on refinancing loans.
“At the beginning of my term, the national Bank debt on refinancing of banks amounted to UAH 11.7 billion. Today the figure in solvent banks is 15.2 billion UAH, of which 14.4 billion UAH – the state PrivatBank and 0.5 billion to Ukrgasbank. The total debt of the insolvent banks before the national Bank now stands at 45.2 billion UAH, and the rest had already been paid,” – said the head of the regulator.
According to her, the most painful stage of recovery of the banking system of Ukraine in terms of lending has already passed.
“Now we look to the future with positivity. The banking system goes on profitable activities. Banks set to revive lending. The most painful steps have already been taken”, – said Gontareva.
We will remind, today, April 10, Gontareva has officially announced his resignation. The statement of Gontareva must be signed by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, after which it will be considered by the Verkhovna Rada.
Earlier media reported that the new head of the NBU may be the current head of the Council of the national Bank Alexander Danilishin.
Resign Gontareva is may 10, notifying, according to the rules for a month. However, if the Verkhovna Rada voted for the dismissal of the NBU Governor earlier, Gontareva leaves post according to the decision of Parliament.
At the same time, according to the head of the NBU, other changes in the composition of the Board of the National Bank will not happen.
“Also there is no change in the policy of the Central Bank. A floating exchange rate, inflation targeting, modern Central Bank – all those things that my team and I struggled for so long, remains unchanged. … The national Bank will continue consistent implementation of the policy that you have seen throughout my presidency,” – said Gontareva.