According to EBRD website, the loan will be used by UCB to provide long-term financing for residential mortgage lending in Serbia. It is expected to derive from the expansion of the mortgage market in Serbia through provision of long term funding. Mortgage penetration remains low in Serbia and mortgage lending has further room for growth subject to availability of sufficiently long-term funding.
With total assets of EUR 3.7 billion as at end-2018, UCB is one of the leading and largest universal banks in Serbia with strong foothold in corporate and consumer lending. It is one of the most profitable banks in Serbia with outstanding operating efficiency and strong branch network. UCB is 100% owned by UniCredit Spa, Italy.
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