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The number of Sberbank clients reaches 96 million people

The number of Sberbank clients reaches 96 million people
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The number of Sberbank clients reached 96 million in 2019, an increase of three million.The number of corporate clients reached 2,6 million. The company's net profit amounted to 845 billion rubles.

Sberbank has summed up the results of the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders for the last year. The head of the bank, German Gref, said at the event that Sberbank became the first in Europe and the tenth bank in the world in terms of profit. The return on equity exceeded 20% - this is the best indicator among the 50 largest world credit institutions. The capital adequacy ratio reached 13,4% - this exceeded the forecast indicators. Gref noted that the bank made a significant step in all areas of its strategy. The active reduction in the time for bringing new products to the market was due to the launch of a new technology platform.

Last year, Sberbank entered the top 10 companies in the world with the highest return on shares in five years. This year the bank's shareholders are more than 570 thousand individuals and legal entities, which is more than double the figure for the last year. According to this criterion, Sberbank is the largest public company in Russia.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Sberbank's IFRS profits for the first six months of this year decreased by 40% compared to the same period last year. However, the bank increased its capital adequacy ratio to 14,8%. The size of the dividend is 18 rubles 70 kopecks. The total amount of payments exceeded 422 billion rubles. Previously, no company has paid such an amount of dividends.

German Gref also dwelled on the work of Sberbank during the coronavirus pandemic: thousands of employees were transferred to remote work, and the branches were provided with everything necessary for safe customer service. The bank also organized testing of employees for COVID.

The bank allocated over three billion rubles to support doctors and hospitals, of which almost 200 million rubles were donated by employees and clients. Part of these funds were received by the Gamaleya Institute for the development of a vaccine. The school educational platform of the Sberbank Fund "Contribution to the Future" turned out to be in great demand - now schoolchildren in 55 regions of the country study on the platform.

Amid the crisis, the bank offered an additional discount to the preferential mortgage at a rate of 6,5% and is now issuing loans at 6,1%. By September 1, 224 billion rubles were issued, which is already 90% of all issues on the primary market. The company also restructured loans to the population in the amount of 160 billion rubles and to companies in the amount of more than 2,2 trillion rubles.

The bank also provided concessional lending to companies: under the Restart 2,0% program - for 238 billion rubles, "Salary at 0%" - 47 billion rubles, for backbone enterprises - 71 billion rubles. A loan for salary payments could be obtained in three clicks in the SberBank Business Online application. It became the third most downloaded in the Apple App Store. At the end of last year, the number of Sberbank Online users exceeded 27 million people a day and 66 million people a month. Last year, more than half of all consumer loans were issued online, and every fourth mortgage loan in the country is issued through the DomClick company.

German Gref introduced a new brand to shareholders - Sberbank. Earlier, at Sber Conf, the brand was presented to customers. The head of Sberbank noted that the company did not just shorten the word bank in its name, but offered an unprecedented set of services for human life. The clock in the logo indicates the need to save customers time without asking unnecessary questions.

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