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Information on Registration and Licensing of Credit Institutions in 2003
(information is compiled on data received from the authorized registering body as of the reporting date)

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 1,817 1,812 1,804 1,777 1,775 1,762 1,725 1,707 1,697 1,676 1,673 1,666
of which:
— banks
1,764 1,759 1,751 1,724 1,722 1,709 1,672 1,654 1,644 1,623 1,620 1,612
— non-bank Cis 53 53 53 53 53 53 53 53 53 53 53 54
1.1. Number of wholly foreign-owned CIs 28 28 29 29 29 29 29 29 31 31 32 32
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) 8 5 2 2 3 3 6 7 4 3 4 4
of which:
— banks
5 3 1 2 3 3 5 6 3 2 4 3
— non-bank Cis 3 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1
2. Non-bank CIs registered by other bodies before July 1, 2002 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 1,330 1,332 1,335 1,332 1,332 1,332 1,331 1,332 1,330 1,331 1,330 1,329
of which:
— banks
1,282 1,283 1,285 1,281 1,281 1,281 1,280 1,281 1,279 1,280 1,278 1,277
— non-bank CIs 48 49 50 51 51 51 51 51 51 51 52 52
3.1. CIs with licence (permit) granting them the right:
— to take deposits of individuals 1,201 1,200 1,200 1,196 1,197 1,197 1,195 1,196 1,191 1,192 1,192 1,190
— to conduct operations in foreign currency 844 844 843 842 843 846 842 842 843 845 842 845
— CIs with general licence 292 295 298 299 299 300 304 306 304 307 310 310
—to conduct operations with precious metals
— permits 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 5 5 5 5 5
— licences3 169 169 169 170 170 170 172 175 174 176 176 176
3.2. Total number of CIs with foreign stakes in authorized capital 122 122 128 128 127 125 125 125 127 127 128 128
of which:
— wholly foreign-owned CIs
27 27 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 30 30 32
— CIs with a foreign stake of more than 50% 10 10 9 9 9 9 9 9 10 10 10 9
4. Registered authorized capital of operating CIs (million rubles) 304,592 307,319 312,823 320,896 330,938 333,450 342,341 343,949 344,995 350,071 357,787 362,010
5. Total number of branches of operating CIs in Russia 3,317 3,308 3,304 3,277 3,258 3,261 3,266 3,246 3,234 3,234 3,227 3,219
of which:
— Sberbank branches4
1,161 1,157 1,157 1,154 1,134 1,124 1,121 1,083 1,056 1,051 1,046 1,045
— branches of wholly foreign-owned banks 12 12 12 12 14 14 14 14 15 15 15 15
6. Total number of branches of operating CIs abroad5 4 4 4 4 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 0
8. Total number of representative offices of operating Russian CIs6 202 206 206 197 197 202 198 203 205 206 206 219
of which:
— in Russia
159 161 159 150 150 155 155 160 163 163 164 176
— in non-CIS countries 28 29 30 30 30 30 29 29 29 30 29 30
— in CIS countries 15 16 17 17 17 17 14 14 13 13 13 13
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 481 477 469 445 442 429 390 370 365 344 341 335
10. Total number of CIs liquidated as legal entities, whose liquidation was recorded in the State Register of Credit Institutions8 1,249 1,254 1,262 1,290 1,293 1,307 1,348 1,369 1,381 1,402 1,407 1,416
of which:
— CIs liquidated due to revocation (cancellation) of licence
887 892 900 927 930 944 984 1,005 1,014 1,035 1,040 1,047
— CIs liquidated due to re-organisation 357 357 357 358 358 358 359 359 362 362 362 364
of which:
— re-organisations in the form of merger
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
— re-organisations in the form of take-overs 357 357 357 358 358 358 359 359 362 362 362 364
of which:
— CIs transformed into branches of other banks
323 323 323 323 323 323 324 324 326 326 326 326
— CIs taken over by other banks (without creating a branch) 34 34 34 35 35 35 35 35 36 36 36 38
— CIs wound up voluntarily by their members 4 4 4 5 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

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) — 1,391.
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 16, 2004.