In the Far Eastern Federal District, financial support for nearly 5,000 business deals has amounted to RUB 97.7 billion. Of these, corporation guarantees amounted to RUB 37.7 billion. By 2024, we must have an annual growth of 25%. <…> By 2024, the accumulated result will be RUB 420 billion at 2–3% below the market rate — Alexander Braverman, Member of the Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Management Board, SME Corporation.
There is major demand for small loans and microloans in a number of regions. Today, special products have been created for the Far East and new entrepreneurs – up to RUB 500,000 and generally small loans of up to RUB 5 million with an accelerated system of decision-making — Dmitry Golovanov, Chairman of the Board, Member of the Supervisory Board, SME Bank .
In 2016, we developed the programme, Affordable SME Loan. <…> While working with partner banks, we have to date financed <…> 818 loans amounting to more than 18 RUB billion. <…> Now loans can be obtained at a rate of 8.5% — Kirill Kamenev, Managing Director of Investment Department, Far East and Baikal Region Development Fund.
Last year, our SMEs lending grew by 20%, which is approximately RUB 1.5 trillion. This year we expect that the growth rate of lending to SMEs will be twice as high as our average. Average rates are below 10% thanks to support programmes — Anatoly Popov, Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board, Head of the Corporate Business Block, Sberbank .
Today, our entrepreneurs can go online and gain access to both a guarantee and a loan to fulfil a contract in less than one minute — Vyacheslav Arutyunyan, Acting Chairman of the Management Board, Orient Express Bank.