Eight large Russian retail banks from the first hundred by assets in 2015 reduced to about 46,5 thousands of their employees, informs “Interfax”with reference to the quarterly reports of credit institutions.
So, “Rusfinance Bank” has reduced the average number of employees by 66% (about 9.1 thousand people), “home credit and Finance Bank” — 53% (about 14.9 thousand people), Bank “Russian standard” — on 47% (to $ 8.1 thousand people).
Bank “East Express train” has reduced the number of employees by 44% (about 4 thousand), VTB 24 — 9% (about 3.3 thousand people).
Many Russian banks are also downsizing, however, these changes are not as noticeable due to the small number of employees. Some financial institutions has increased: Bank “Renaissance credit” — 12% (or by 1.7 thousand persons), and Tinkoff Bank, at 9% (393 people).
In turn, RBC also analyzed the quarterly reports of 12 banks specializing in lending to the population, drew attention to the fact that credit institutions in the fourth quarter of 2015 has significantly reduced the pace of layoffs.
The reduction in the banks have slowed down, affirms the head of the research service HeadHunter Maria Ignatova. According to her, the peak of layoffs peaked in the first quarter of 2015. In the following months in the banks said that I feel much better than earlier in the year, and do not plan to reduce salaries.
In November, RBC reported that since the beginning of 2015 14 Russian banks specialising on consumer crediting, fired more than 25 thousand employees. The largest number of layoffs, it was reported then, had the Bank “Orient Express” and “home credit and Finance Bank”.