OREANDA-NEWS In the first six months of 2023, the amount of debt owed by Russians to banks increased by 3.3 trillion and for the first time exceeded 32 trillion rubles. Izvestia writes about this with reference to the data of the Central Bank.

According to the publication, the growth was the highest since at least 2015. As noted by Natalia Vashchelyuk, chief analyst at Sovcombank, one of the reasons is the implementation of deferred demand in 2023, since the level of uncertainty and interest rates were high for most of last year.

Earlier it became known that more than a third of applicants for a mortgage, car loan or consumer loan in Russia (36 percent) were refused in 2023 without explanation