Two Russian banks have taken a license

the Central Bank of Russia today revoked the licences of two financial organizations — Moscow JSC “people’s Bank” and the St. Petersburg CB “Neutralinos”. This is stated in the materials of Bank of Russia.

Specifies that the value of the assets of “Halyk Bank” were 297 th place in the banking system of the Russian Federation, and “Neutralinos” — 349-e. the two financial organizations are included in the Deposit insurance system.

As, in particular, says the regulator, “people’s Bank” and “Neutralinos” violated laws regulating Bank activity, and statutory acts of Bank of Russia, admitted violations of the law and statutory acts of Bank of Russia in the field of combating the legalization (laundering) of incomes obtained in a criminal way and financing of terrorism.

in addition, “people’s Bank” “in significant quantities was carried out by opaque transactions with payment agents by non-resident on transfer of means of physical persons, information about which is sent by the Bank of Russia law enforcement bodies”. In turn, the “Neutralinos” “held the dubious transit operations related to the “shadow” and selling businesses cash revenue third parties”.

both the financial institution appointed a temporary administration.

we also Recall, in early February, the experts of the rating Agency “National credit ratings” predicted that this year the Central Bank will continue to revoke the license of banks, with the result that the market may leave another 25-30 credit institutions. Analysts NKR then expected “trend from the market unstable players, although the extent of revoking licenses and will not return to the level of the period of active “clearing” of the sector by the Bank of Russia”.

“According to the NKR by the end of 2020 can be revoked the licenses of credit organizations of 25-30. Given the EXTdowolnych liquidations/reorganizations the total number of operating banks decreased from 442 to 1 January to just over 400 at the end of the year”, — stated in the review.

we Add that, according to the CBR, as of 1 January 2020 in Russia were 442 credit institution (at the beginning of the 2019 — 484). In December the number was reduced to two (with a share in the assets of less than 0.1%) in connection with the revocation of the license. For all of last year was revoked/cancelled license, 31 credit organizations, 12 occurred in the reorganization merger.

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