23 Nov 2010 14:28

Russian banks have 46.5 bln rubles in unsecured loans from Central Bank - Ignatyev

MOSCOW. Nov 23 (Interfax) - Russian banks currently have 46.5 billion rubles in unsecured loans from the Central Bank of Russia

The volume of unsecured loans peaked at 1.924 trillion rubles in February 2009, Central Bank Chairman Sergei Ignatyev said. A total of 244 banks signed up for the lending program and 190 of them actually received loans. Five of those failed to repay the loans, and three had their licenses revoked.

The current total includes 32 billion rubles loaned to International Industrial Bank, he said.