Retail Lending at Year-end 2019

Sergey A. Zubov – Senior Researcher of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Сandidate of Economic Sciences, Associate Professor (Moscow, Russia). Е-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

At year-end 2019, high rates of the retail lending market were registered. This growth demonstrated increased accessibility of loans to households amid moderate inflation and stable financial state of households. Excessive banking sector’s liquidity was an additional trigger for this growth. Meanwhile, the excessive level of the debt burden can lead to losses in the banking sector, pose risks for the real sector of the economy, provoke adverse social consequences.

Key words: Russian banking sector, housing loans, retail loans, consumer credits, retail deposits, debt burden rate, personal credit rating.