In Russia have forbidden to pay overdue cards

the Bank of Russia did not renew from July 1, 2020, the right of citizens to conduct transactions using payment cards after expiry of their validity. This is stated in the press service of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation.

As explained by the regulator, the decision was made “in improving the epidemiological situation, the gradual lifting of restrictive measures in most regions”.

in April, the Central Bank allowed banks to accept the cards, the validity of which has expired. To take expired plastic cards banks recommended that payment systems Visa, Mastercard and “the World”, says RBC.

Today the regulator said that “the introduction of this measure has allowed to protect citizens from visiting offices of banks in the period of self-isolation”.

currently, However, “in many regions the population has the ability to move freely, and most of the banks switched to the standard mode of operation”, said the Bank.

In this regard, “a further extension of this measure is impractical,” said the controller.

let’s Add that the Russian economy in February—March 2020 was under the powerful impact of two negative factors — the rapid spread of the pandemic coronavirus infection COVID-19 and its deleterious effect on the global economy and collapse in oil prices. Against this background, the rouble significantly depreciated against the dollar and the Euro. Reacting to the situation, the government and the Bank of Russia adopted several packages of measures to support the economy and citizens.

may 11, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the end of may 12, a single period of days off, entered March 30, in the fight against COVID-19.

on 2 June Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin reported on the nationwide state plan for the recovery of the Russian economy in 2020-2021 years, noting in particular that the cost of the plan will amount to about 5 trillion roubles. June 19, Putin was dirYong revised draft the plan.

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