11 March 2011, Friday, 17:05
author: Alfia Sharafutdinova
77 banks work on the territory of Bashkiria today and 11 banks are the Republican ones. At the same time there were 72 banks still in October 2011 in the Republic. This fact proves growing attractiveness of the region for the participants of the market of bank services, the chairman of the National Bank RB Rustem Mardanov stated at today’s meeting with the representatives of the Republican authority, heads of ministries and departments and credit organizations RB, where the work balance of the bank community RB in 2010 was summed up and the main aims in 2011 were outlined.
“2010 was the year of restoration after the crisis 2008-2009 for the bank sector RB and this process was rather successful. By some showings we stand higher than the banks in Russia in a whole. In spite of the crisis we’ve managed to reach the main guidelines, indicated in the program for development of the bank sector in 2006-2010” – Ruustem Mardanov underscored.
Thus, crediting of population and in the corporate sector has increased 3,8 times for 5 years, making up 40,3% of the gross regional product at present time – by 7% more than the level, presumed by the optimistic scenario in development of the bank sector. The deposits of natural persons have increased three times and reach 18,1% to the gross regional product against expected 15%. The only index, where the results were lower, is the number of the bank divisions in the Republic: there are 1286 of them today and it was planned this number should be at least 1350. Besides, Bashkiria is found in the middle of the list of the regions in staff of Volga federal district by the amount of attracted investments per capita. At the same time the hypothec crediting interest rate is one of the highest in the district: 13,6%, while in Udmurtia, for example, it is equal to 10,7%.
The bank community has to achieve the better results already within the frames of the new five-year Strategy for development till 2015. As Rustem Mardanov said, its prior directions were determined at the last meeting with the President RB on October 28, 2010: crediting of the real sector of economics and participation of the Republican banks in financing of the investment projects, support of small and medium business, crediting of the agricultural complex and population etc.
“In the nearest future the Strategy for development of the bank sector RB till 2015 will be finally specified and sent to every bank on the territory of Bashkiria” – the head of the National Bank RB reported.