UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia recorded an 18.1% increase in client deposits in the corporate segment in the first half of 2016. A stable increase in the number of provided loans (+4.8%) was reported, amounting to 10.1% in the segment of small and medium-sized enterprises. Companies are mainly interested in funding their operations through overdrafts, letters of credit, guarantees and loan tranches. For ČIANEWS, this information was provided by spokesman Petr Plocek who added that within the framework of syndicated loans, this year’s volume stagnated.