MOSCOW, Apr 19 – PRIME. In January-March of this year, Russian banks issued 3.61 million consumer loans, which is 10.6% less than the level of loans for the same period last year, according to a study by the National Bureau of Credit Histories (NBCH). VTB increased lending to individuals by 4 in the first quarter. , 4% “According to 4,000 lenders submitting information to the National Bureau of Credit Histories (NBCH), 3.61 million consumer loans were issued in the first quarter of 2021, which is 10.6% less than in the same period in 2020” , – analysts calculated. At the same time, in March 2021, the number of consumer loans issued increased in monthly terms by 9.3% and decreased in annual terms by 11.8%. The largest number of consumer loans in Russian regions in the first quarter was issued in Moscow (191 thousand loans), Moscow region (165.8 thousand loans), Krasnodar Territory (139.7 thousand loans), Bashkortostan (125.8 thousand loans) and Tatarstan ( 124.4 thousand loans). A decrease in the issuance of consumer loans was noted in all regions of the country. At the same time, the Orenburg region (-17.1%), Primorsky Krai (-17.1%), as well as Kemerovo (-15.4%), Saratov ( -14.5%) and Tyumen (-14.4%) regions.