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A preferential programme designed to help one of the best minds in Russia turned out to be pointless for IT specialists

Realnoe Vremya’s analytic service discovered that for the reason that IT mortgage programme kicked off in Russia, simply 1,700 loans for 15,2 billion rubles have been granted primarily in Moscow, Saint Petersburg and Moscow Oblast. Tatarstan specialists have borrowed solely 601,9 million from banks. Specialists suppose that IT specialists are thought of some of the cell teams of the inhabitants, they don’t wish to get tied to the house and overpay enormous, together with borrowed, cash for it.

A preferential mortgage programme designed intentionally to retain IT specialists within the nation was introduced in Russia this Could. In actual fact, it began working in June however hasn’t anyway turn into widespread amongst techies. As of 25 September, in response to Dom.rf, IT mortgages have totalled simply 15,2 billion rubles. To match, the “Putin” preferential mortgage has surpassed 2,Four trillion rubles, the household mortgage has been 1,2 trillion rubles, and even the Far Japanese mortgage has turned out to be extra engaging for Russians: loans for 170,Four billion rubles have been granted there.

Furthermore, no such mortgage was granted in some Russian areas by early September. For example, within the Republic of Sakha, Amur and Sakhalin oblasts in addition to in Zabaikalsky Krai and Buryatia, the Far Japanese mortgage can clarify this. For example, zero loans are in Crimea, Sevastopol, Altai Krai, Khakassia, Ingushetia, Chechnya and the Republic of Tuva.

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The highest widespread areas expectedly embrace Moscow, Saint Petersburg and Moscow Oblast. Tatarstan is fifth.

Main areas in mortgages granted to IT specialists







Saint Petersburg



Moscow Oblast



Sverdlovsk Oblast



Republic of Tatarstan



Krasnodar Krai



Novosibirsk Oblast



Nizhny Novgorod Oblast



Perm Krai



Voronezh Oblast


Based on Dom.rf as of 25 September

1,700 IT mortgages at a median fee of three,92% have been granted in Russia basically. The typical first instalment was 18,69%.

Based on Dom.rf, Ak Bars Financial institution from Tatarstan has issued IT mortgages for 36,69 million rubles. As Realnoe Vremya was clarified within the financial institution’s press service, 198 purposes have been obtained and 13 loans have been issued on this programme from June to September. The height of software submittal and mortgage concern was in June and September. The press service of Ak Bars Financial institution famous that they mounted a slight decline in demand and the variety of purposes on this programme in the meanwhile.

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The press service of Sberbank didn’t identify the full variety of IT mortgages issued in Tatarstan noting that their quantity “stabilised and was about 15 loans a month,” whereas the best demand was initially of the programme earlier this 12 months.

Managing Director of Mortgage at VTB in Tatarstan Guzel Moiseyeva famous that for the reason that begin of the programme VTB has issued Tatarstan IT specialists loans for 270 million rubles and it was widespread amongst banks’ debtors. Nonetheless, VTB doesn’t reveal the variety of loans issued.

Main banks in loans issued to IT specialists


















Based on Dom.rf as of 25 September

Ministry for Digital Expertise, Communication and Mass Media needs to enhance the phrases

In mid-August, the Russian Ministry for Digital Expertise, Communication and Mass Media cited a petition of representatives of the IT sector and supplied to alter the phrases to get a preferential mortgage. Because the press service stated, the draft of the invoice is already prepared however the modifications haven’t but been adopted.

Key parameters supplied by the ministry

  • A fee of three% as a substitute of 5% a 12 months;
  • It’s supplied to decrease the minimal wage for workers from 150 to 120,000 rubles for million cities (for Moscow given the excessive salaries, the necessities gained’t change — 150,000 rubles) and from 100 to 70,000 rubles for different settlements.
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On the identical time, a wage not solely in the primary office but additionally part-time job might be counted if the second firm was additionally authorised within the ministry.

  • It’s supplied to alter the age of the borrower “from 22 to 50 years” (as a substitute of “from 22 to 44 years”);
  • an IT specialist can work in an authorised firm not demanding it to make use of tax concessions;
  • one should work in such an organization for at the least 5 years for the reason that mortgage concern date, then employment gained’t be checked;
  • when quitting the authorised firm, the techie should discover a job throughout six months (as a substitute of three months like now).

Because the ministry assumed, the modifications will make the IT mortgage extra inexpensive and permit overlaying an even bigger variety of specialists.

“The IT mortgage is required for individuals who designed it to tick the field”

  • Maxim Osadchy

    Maxim Osadchy
    Head of the Analytic Division of BCF financial institution

    Techies are some of the cell teams of the inhabitants. They’re extra progressive, freely journey world wide, they aren’t tied to sure nation, lots of them can work remotely. Additionally, most of them are younger and primarily nicely educated individuals who aren’t encumbered by property and infrequently even a household, who don’t settle in a tempo.

    Essentially the most profitable IT geeks are “individuals of the world,” cosmopolitans who’re at residence the place they really feel good. Amid elevated geopolitical dangers of Russia, they don’t wish to put money into Russian actual property, together with with such an instrument as mortgage. It’s no shock that there have been a number of techies within the first wave of the exodus from Russia after 24 February.

    For this reason no marvel that the demand for IT mortgage is abysmal.

  • Oleg Salmanov

    Oleg Salmanov
    Editor-in-chief of Non-Digital Economic system Telegram channel

    IT is a occupation that isn’t sure by a spot. European international locations launched particular visas for the so-called “digital nomads” — individuals prepared to dwell in a rustic however working in one other remotely — for a cause. For this reason the thought of the mortgage for IT specialists that ties an individual to the place of residence goes by some out of date concepts. And within the present Russian circumstances, it’s particularly unusual for such “digital nomads” to be sure by monetary liabilities that might be a mindless burden when leaving.

  • Yan Art

    Yan Artwork
    Monetary skilled, member of the Fee for Banks and Banking Exercise of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, candidate for financial sciences

    When in Kazan, I’m going to a gymnasium at Korston. And apart from health I’m offered a “profit” there — a reduction to a strip bar. So I’m going to Korston solely when I’m in Kazan and wish to do sport. But when I’m not in Kazan and don’t wish to do sport, irrespective of if I’m given a reduction to the strip bar or not, this gained’t enhance my want to be in Kazan. The IT mortgage story is similar.

    Right here it isn’t even politics and an ideology. If an IT geek receives an fascinating job proposal from one other a part of the globe, the particular person will anyway go there. The techies working listed below are, as a rule, individuals who earn nicely who both have already purchased a home or have a mortgage, which most likely is already coming to an and. And eventually, if IT geeks lease a flat, possibly they haven’t merely determined what metropolis they wish to dwell in.

    When this resolution was made, I personally was very sceptic about it. It is sort of a basic advertising bonus all of us can use but additionally cannot use. However this bonus in reality by no means influences our resolution and is required for individuals who designed it to tick the field. For example, I’ve personal banking and an Infinity card and it contains some reductions in an excellent boutique on Stoleshnikovy Avenue. I’ve by no means been there over these 10 years I’ve been utilizing this card. It’s the identical right here.

    Secondly, which is similar for Russia and IT geeks, individuals take out a mortgage not contemplating the rate of interest like those that develop these programmes suppose and play with this fee however the complete worth of the home.

    Actual property could be very costly in Russia basically. And every of us assesses what number of tens of millions pays when beginning to consider the mortgage. And solely then they suppose that these 5 million might be given at three% or 6%. If an individual feels he/she can’t repay 5 million, you may supply them even three% and others do eight%, they gained’t take out it at three%. And that is by no means understood in Russian. Subsequently all modifications within the fee, as a rule, don’t affect the mortgage exercise. One other factor influences it — when there’s a craze that every little thing will go up in value, individuals rush to purchase straight away.

    The truth in Russia is in order that not the speed stops us from making a choice to take out a mortgage or not.

  • Bulat Ganiyev

    Bulat Ganiyev
    Co-founder of Technocratia

    A mortgage is taken out when one is assured in regards to the future. Contemplating the particular navy operation, partial mobilisation and the flying meteorite, there’s a deficit of the boldness in regards to the future right now. Many understand that no matter can occur, there may be why it’s essential to have money within the pocket, not the title to the home that should be bought with a giant low cost if one thing doesn’t go in response to plan.

    What else can scotch this programme? firstly, an IT mortgage is issued just for new builds, that’s to say, it can’t be used to purchase a second-hand flat and enhance residing circumstances in the future. That is performed to help builders, to start with. However for an IT geek it signifies that you’re going to get a flat sooner or later the place many don’t rule out emigration. Furthermore, many builders merely transferred advantages from preferential programmes to the flat worth. And a few 35-square-metre one-bedroom flat in an odd residential complicated prices eight million rubles.

    Secondly, the price of flat repairs severely surged as a result of many issues are introduced by way of unofficial channels with further charges by way of intermediaries. It’s exhausting to foretell what number of residence enchancment will actually value you. IT specialists can at all times simply go and work across the work with out being tied to the nation. Being tied with a mortgage to the nation that’s in a navy battle appears fairly a dangerous concept for a lot of.

  • Anastasia Gizatova

    Anastasia Gizatova
    Kazan realtor, head of Joyful Dwelling realty company

    The IT mortgage isn’t widespread for a number of elements. Firstly, not all IT corporations are authorised by the Ministry for Digital Expertise, Communication and Mass Media, that’s to say, not all IT corporations of Tatarstan are on the record of fortunate employers whose workers can apply for such a mortgage.

    Secondly, this mortgage applies solely to new builds, and as a rule, it will likely be a dwelling that has not been delivered as a result of small flats are grabbed by traders at early phases.

    For this reason it’s unclear whom this preferential mortgage helps to start with — IT geeks or builders. An IT specialist can’t purchase a prepared flat on this programme, whereas development corporations can have a restricted interval of supply. IT specialists have little selection, so to talk.

    And one shouldn’t overlook that IT specialists themselves are nomads who simply transfer from one place to a different.

  • Albert Bikbov

    Albert Bikbov
    economist and blogger

    The slavery-like mortgage is what instantly catches the attention. No, all this may be thought to be odd mortgage too, however right here it’s particularly plain to see due to the specifics of programmers’ job, which is usually divided into tasks and isn’t long-term. The frequent change of labor tasks is a norm for a programmer. Whereas the preferential mortgage ties to at least one place with one rule in its basis — if an IT specialist quits and doesn’t discover one other one in three months, mandatorily in an organization from the ministry’s registry, the mortgage fee can rise type a modest Four-5% to the important thing fee with 2,5-Four% on prime of that. And if a programmer isn’t fortunate to discover a job within the firm from the registry, the employee should repay the remainder of the mortgage on enslaving phrases.

    The liberty of selection of the place and dealing circumstances, which is so essential for a programmer, disappears. Additionally, to be trustworthy, the 5% preferential fee nearly doesn’t affect the selection of mortgage as a result of the common worth of the sq. metre is so excessive that the reimbursement of the principal quantity of the mortgage turns into fairly a tough process even for well-paid programmers.

    However I’ll repeat that each one these reflections have taken a again seat for the reason that begin of the particular navy operation in Ukraine. As we speak Her Majesty Complete Uncertainty is reigning when everyone’s horizon of planning doesn’t transcend a few weeks. And the mortgage is anyway a long-term venture. And it’s clearly not suitable with the present stage of uncertainty.

Yulia Garayeva


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