MOSCOW, 28 Dec –. It is necessary to extend the duration of the program of subsidizing mortgage interest rates, said Deputy Chairman of the budget Committee of the Federation Council Nikolay Zhuravlev, adding that thereby will be supported and the population, and banks, and the economy.
Earlier in response to the statement by Deputy Finance Minister Alexei Moiseyev about the termination from 1 may 2016 the program of subsidized mortgage Finance Minister Anton Siluanov promised that the government will develop new measures to support the mortgage. At the moment the government discusses the various options to support mortgage lending. According to the Ministry of Finance, for 2015 the citizens of Russia was issued 211 thousand mortgage loans for a total amount of 370 billion rubles.
“By supporting the introduction of the program to subsidize mortgage rates, today I for its extension. Support mortgage lending is a priority social issue. Was created attractive mortgage product, which enjoyed good demand,” said Zhuravlev reporters on Thursday.
In addition, thus, in his view, and stimulated the construction industry and related industries of the national economy, creates new jobs and guaranteed extra income to the budget. “Support also the proposal to reduce the interest rate at the expense of state subsidies”, — said the Senator.
It is also important to prevent the suspension of the program, said Zhuravlev. “Already now, when there is little time, the banks have no understanding of whether to continue granting preferential mortgages. This delay in decision will have negative consequences for the development of mortgage lending, even if it is connected with development of alternative options,” he said.
“Among the proposals submitted by the Ministry of construction and housing and communal services, there are rational, however, there is still discussion and approval, and the program of subsidizing of a rate – already proven, demonstrated mechanism to extend the validity of which we will support the population, and banks, and the economy”, — concluded the MP.