Photo from UNIAN The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) says the household loans portfolio in Ukrainian banks in July-September 2019 (Q3) increased by almost 30% year-over-year (y-o-y). High rates of granting new loans contributed to a reduction in the share of the segment&#39;s non-performing loans to 38%, according to the NBU&#39;s website. At the same time, the central bank noted a slowdown in the growth rate of loans to corporate borrowers due to their raising loans abroad. In general, the portfolio of net corporate loans in hryvnias, Ukraine&#39;s national currency, in Q3 grew by 1.9% y-o-y, while the share of non-performing loans decreased thanks to a number of restructuring transactions by banks. Read alsoFinance Ministry borrows nearly US$127 mln in domestic bonds In addition, hryvnia loans taken by businesses over the period under review fell by 0.5 percentage points, to 18.1% per annum, while those in foreign currency shrank by 0.6 percentage points, to 4.5% per annum. At the same time, the strengthening of the hryvnia contributed to a decrease in the dollarization of the net loan portfolio of businesses and the population to 44.8% and 4.4%, respectively. As UNIAN reported earlier, Ukrainian solvent banks in January-September 2019 received UAH 48.35 billion (US$2 billion) in profit, which was up 4.4 times up from UAH 10.9 billion (US$446 million) year-over-year. The National Bank expects that the banking system&#39;s profit will grow in 2019 after a historic maximum in 2018, when operating banks received UAH 21.7 billion (US$887 million) in net profit. This was preceded by four unprofitable years for the banking system. So, the system posted UAH 26.5 billion (US$1.1 billion) in loss in 2017, UAH 159.4 billion (US$6.5 billion) in 2016, UAH 66.6 billion (US$2.7 billion) in 2015, and UAH 52.7 billion (US$2.2 billion) in 2014.