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Since February 2019, it will be easier to open a car loan in view of enactment of the law “On Amendments to Some Regulatory Acts of Ukraine for Resuming Lending”. Credit Agricole became one of the first banks that cancelled document notarization requirement, thus, having made the procedure of car lending simpler.
”This law is aimed at enhancing lenders’ rights as well as at elimination of the schemes allowing the debtors to avoid performing their obligations. It will allow to reduce legal risks of banks arising from future loans and to be more efficient in current problem debt workout. Moreover, it will facilitate further resuming of lending and simplification of banking service terms for customers, in particular, it provides for the possibility to conclude electronic agreements and collateral agreements in a simple, non-notarized form. This will save time and money for the customers”, Andrii Sydorov, the Head of Legal Department of Credit Agricole Bank, comments.
The document was drafted by the banking community with the help and support of the National Bank of Ukraine, Independent Association of Ukrainian Banks, and by representatives of Credit Agricole Bank.
”Credit Agricole was one of the developers of the project. As our bank is a car lending leader, we did our best to save time and money of our clients. Amendments to the law will allow to make loan documentation cheaper and will improve the process of loan disbursement. Moreover, the borrower will not have to incur additional notarization expenses, including for amendments to collateral agreement. From now on, all such documents can be executed in a simple written form. I am convinced that the amendments will contribute to activation of lending market”, Denys Krytskyi, Head of Retail Business Support of Credit Agricole Bank, comments.
It is worth reminding that Credit Agricole is a recognized leader of car loan market in Ukraine. For two years in a row, the bank has been achieving UAH 2 billion of issued car loans. In 2007, Credit Agricole was one of the first banks in Ukrainian market that started active car lending for individuals. Over the last years, the bank kept leading positions in this area holding 40% of Ukrainian market. This is confirmed by numerous rewards in “Car loan” nominations of public ratings, partnership with over 400 car dealers and leading car manufacturers. The number of customers who got car loans from the bank exceeds 50 thousand.
About Credit Agricole:
JSC «Credit Agricole Bank» is a modern universal bank owned by the leading financial group in Europe – Credit Agricole Group (France). The Group is a major partner of the French economy and one of the largest banking groups in Europe. It is a leading retail bank in Europe, having the largest portfolio of assets under management, being first in the field of ban insurance and third - in project financing in Europe. Credit Agricole has been operating in the financial market of Ukraine since 1993 and renders the entire range of banking services to private individuals, including premium-clients, and business. The Bank pays special attention to cooperation with agricultural enterprises. Reliability and business reputation of Credit Agricole in Ukraine is confirmed by the highest possible FITCH ratings, leading positions in bank sustainability, bank deposit reliability and bank profitability rankings, as well as by 300 000 active private and 18 000 corporate customers, including international corporations, large Ukrainian companies and representatives of small and medium business. Credit Agricole Bank is a socially responsible bank that confirms its status by the large number of projects implemented under the Corporate Social Responsibility program «We Care!».
Viktoriia Torianyk, Head of PR and corporate communications Credit Agricole Bank.
Phone: +38 044 581 07 45, e-mail: Viktoriia.Torianyk@credit-agricole.ua