“Russian companies are demonstrating high demand for concessional lending under the program of government decree No. 1598,” Kommersant was told in the press service of the Moscow Credit Bank, one of the participants in the program. The bank explains the interest with an attractive preferential rate. Sovcombank speaks somewhat cautiously about the program. “Given the specifics of the program and the significant amount of requirements for ongoing projects and IT companies themselves, we estimate demand as moderate,” Vladislav Monov, senior vice president, managing director for corporate lending at the bank, told Kommersant. According to him, since the launch of the program, credit limits have been opened in the amount of more than 500 million rubles. Mr. Monov notes that the share of failures in the financial situation of borrowers is insignificant. In most cases, companies themselves either refuse because of the rather large volume of requirements placed on them (filling out project forms for approval by the Ministry of Digital Development, the need for wage indexation, placement bans … .