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Information on Registration and Licensing of Credit Institutions in 2002

Dec. 31,
2001
Jan. 31 Feb. 28 Mar. 31 Apr. 30 May 31 June 30 July 31 Aug. 31 Sept. 30 Oct. 31 Nov. 30 Dec. 31
Registration of credit institutions
1. Total number of CIs* registered by Bank of Russia or on the ground of its decision by authorized registrar1 2,001 1,998 1,991 1,980 1,981 1,930 1,921 1,921 1,920 1,915 1,888 1,874 1,826
of which:
— banks
1,953 1,950 1,944 1,933 1,934 1,883 1,874 1,874 1,872 1,866 1,839 1,823 1,773
— non-bank Cis 48 48 47 47 47 47 47 47 48 49 49 51 53
1.1. Number of wholly foreign-owned CIs 23 26 26 26 26 27 27 27 27 28 28 28 27
1.2. CIs that have been registered by Bank of Russia but have not yet paid up authorized capital and have not been granted licence (within the period established by legislation) 7 7 8 5 8 13 13 6 3 3 4 7 8
of which:
— banks
2 6 8 5 8 13 13 6 2 1 3 5 4
— non-bank Cis 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 2 4
2. Non-bank CIs registered by other bodies before July 1, 2002 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Operating credit institutions
3. Total number of CIs with licence to conduct banking operations2 1,319 1,323 1,324 1,327 1,327 1,327 1,328 1,335 1,335 1,334 1,331 1,332 1,329
of which:
— banks
1,276 1,276 1,277 1,280 1,280 1,280 1,281 1,288 1,289 1,288 1,284 1,284 1,282
— non-bank CIs 43 47 47 47 47 47 47 47 46 46 47 48 47
3.1. CIs with licence (permit) granting them the right:
— to take deposits of individuals 1,223 1,220 1,219 1,218 1,215 1,212 1,211 1,211 1,208 1,208 1,204 1,205 1,202
— to conduct operations in foreign currency 810 815 817 822 819 820 824 832 833 835 831 833 839
— CIs with general licence 262 265 267 270 274 278 279 279 281 284 289 295 293
— to conduct operations with precious metals
— permits 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 5
— licences3 164 164 164 164 164 164 164 166 168 169 169 169 170
3.2. Total number of CIs with foreign stakes in authorized capital 126 127 126 128 129 130 129 130 130 129 129 128 126
of which:
— wholly foreign-owned CIs
23 24 25 25 26 26 26 27 27 28 28 28 27
— CIs with a foreign stake of more than 50% 12 12 11 10 10 11 11 11 11 10 10 11 10
4. Registered authorized capital of operating CIs (million rubles) 260,989 267,033 269,057 274,705 277,879 281,554 282,180 285,317 286,261 287,315 290,916 296,652 300,391
5. Total number of branches of operating CIs in Russia 3,433 3,455 3,454 3,428 3,411 3,390 3,371 3,340 3,343 3,338 3,331 3,329 3,326
of which:
— Sberbank branches4
1,233 1,232 1,232 1,206 1,196 1,185 1,172 1,168 1,168 1,168 1,163 1,162 1,162
— branches of wholly foreign-owned banks 9 9 10 10 10 10 11 11 11 12 12 12 12
6. Total number of branches of operating CIs abroad5 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
7. Branches of nonresident banks in Russia 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
8. Total number of representative offices of operating Russian CIs6 178 175 176 183 187 190 189 183 202 189 202 204 205
of which:
— in Russia
131 131 131 136 140 143 143 138 156 147 158 159 162
— in non-CIS countries 36 34 35 37 37 37 36 35 36 27 29 30 28
— in CIS countries 11 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 15 15 15 15
Revocation of licences and liquidation of legal entities
9. CIs whose banking licence has been revoked (cancelled) and which were not deleted from the State Register7 677 670 662 650 648 592 582 582 584 580 557 537 491
10. Total number of CIs liquidated as legal entities, whose liquidation was recorded in the State Register of Credit Institutions8 1,022 1,032 1,041 1,054 1,059 1,119 1,131 1,131 1,133 1,139 1,168 1,186 1,238
of which:
— CIs liquidated due to revocation (cancellation) of licence
664 674 682 695 700 760 772 772 774 780 806 826 876
— CIs liquidated due to re-organisation 353 353 354 354 354 354 354 354 354 354 355 355 357
of which:
— re-organisations in the form of merger
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
— re-organisations in the form of take-overs 353 353 354 354 354 354 354 354 354 354 355 355 357
of which:
— CIs transformed into branches of other banks
320 320 321 321 321 321 321 321 321 321 321 321 323
— CIs taken over by other banks (without creating a branch) 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 34 34 34
— CIs wound up voluntarily by their members 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
— CIs liquidated due to the violation of the law relating to the authorized capital repayment 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1


Notes to the table:

*CI — credit institution. The term “credit institution” in this material denotes one of the following:

— a legal entity registered by the Bank of Russia or the authorized registrar before July 1, 2002, and granted permission to conduct banking operations;

— a legal entity registered by the Bank of Russian before July 1, 2002, or by the authorized registrar that once had but lost the right to conduct banking operations;

— a legal entity registered by other bodies (before the Federal Law on Banks and Banking Activities came into force) and having Bank of Russia licence to conduct banking operations.

Credit institutions that have the status of a legal entity as of the reporting date, including CIs that have lost the right to conduct banking operations but have not yet been liquidated as a legal entity.

Credit institutions registered by the Bank of Russia before July 1, 2002, or by the authorized registrar and having licence to conduct banking operations as well as non-bank CIs registered by other bodies and having Bank of Russia licence to conduct banking operations.

Issued since December 1996 pursuant to Bank of Russia Letter No. 367, dated December 3, 1996.

4 Sberbank branches that have been recorded in the State Register of Credit Institutions and received ordinal numbers. Before January 1, 1998, the monthly Information Bulletin on Credit Institutions indicated in this line the total number of Sberbank institutions — 34,426.

Branches opened by Russian CIs abroad.

Representative offices of Russian CIs abroad comprise the offices of whose opening abroad the Bank of Russia has been notified.

Total number of CIs whose licence was revoked (cancelled) by the Bank of Russia (including CIs whose liquidation was recorded in the State Register) — 1,376.

From July 1, 2002 the liquidation of a credit institution as legal entity is recorded in the State Register only after its state registration in connection with its liquidation by the authorized registrar.

Updated January 15, 2003.