The first deputy head of the National Bank of Ukraine Yekaterina Rozhkova called on commercial banks to provide “real approaches to restructuring” on loans.
For all loans that were workers and serviced as of the evening of March 7, “you can apply a preferential treatment for the period of quarantine.” This was stated by the first deputy chairman of the National Bank of Ukraine Yekaterina Rozhkova on March 18 at a meeting with representatives of major Ukrainian banks, informs press service of the regulator.
“This will not have a negative impact on the bank’s capital. Clients are nervous and ask for real restructuring approaches. Get started now. The approach can be individual in the case of corporate borrowers and standard in the case of retail. The approach to those industries should be special which, due to quarantine, completely lose their income and do not work today, and to the population, which as a result of quarantine measures and suspension of the work of individual companies temporarily does not work, “Rozhkova emphasized.
An outbreak of coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in late 2019 in China. March 11, the World Health Organization announced the spread of coronavirus pandemic. According to WHO, on the evening of March 18, 207 855 people were infected with coronavirus in more than 160 countries, 8648 people died. The largest number of cases in China, Italy and Iran.
In Ukraine, as of March 19, 16 cases of coronavirus infection were confirmed: 10 of them – in the Chernivtsi region, two in Kiev and the Kiev region, one in the Donetsk and Zhytomyr regions; two patients died (one in the Chernivtsi and Zhytomyr regions).
Since March 12, in Ukraine, because of the epidemic, mass events were banned and educational institutions were closed. In addition, on the night of March 16, Ukraine completely prohibited foreign citizens from entering the territory of the country, from March 17 suspended air communications with other countries, and from the 18th, domestic passenger traffic was stopped. Many cities also closed shopping centers, shops (except grocery and drug stores), restaurants, cafes and bars, gyms, beauty salons and night clubs. Restrictive measures will last at least three weeks – until April 3.
On March 17, the Verkhovna Rada adopted several laws aimed at minimizing the negative consequences of the epidemic and quarantine. In particular, the parliament forbade fines for tax violations from March 1 to April 30, 2020, established a moratorium on documentary and factual checks from March 18 to May 18, 2020, and also extended the deadline for submitting an annual declaration of property status until July 1 of this year. and income. In addition, the Rada banned the application of penalties, fines and other sanctions for late loans.