BusinessWeek reports that Sberbank, whose majority owner is the Central Bank of Russia, recently launched the offer, which will deliver 30 loaner cats to qualifying mortgage borrowers until mid-December.
A rep for the bank tells BusinessWeek that the cats — borrowers get to choose from an array of 10, including a hairless — are being lent out by individuals, including some Sberbank employees, “who agreed to let their pets participate in special projects.”
The new homeowner must take out a mortgage worth at least $116,000 during the promotion period and they only get to let the cat do its thing for two hours before it is returned to its owner.
Meanwhile, a mortgage from Sberbank will currently burden you with a 12.5% interest rate, so you might need all the lucky cats you can get your hands on.
Here’s Sberbank’s promo video for the offer: