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Information on Registration and Licensing of Credit Institutions in 2004
(information is compiled on data received from the authorized registering body as of the reporting date)

Jan. 31 Feb. 29 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 1,653 1,636 1,619 1,605 1,593 1,584 1,572 1,559 1,547 1,535 1,529 1,516
of which:
— banks
1,600 1,583 1,566 1,552 1,540 1,531 1,519 1,507 1,496 1,484 1,478 1,464
— non-bank Cis 53 53 53 53 53 53 53 52 51 51 51 52
1.1. Number of wholly foreign-owned CIs 32 32 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33
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) 4 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
of which:
— banks
3 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
— non-bank Cis 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 1,330 1,330 1,329 1,327 1,326 1,322 1,318 1,314 1,310 1,304 1,299
of which:
— banks
1,278 1,277 1,277 1,276 1,274 1,273 1,269 1,266 1,263 1,259 1,254 1,249
— non-bank CIs 52 53 53 53 53 53 53 52 51 51 50 50
3.1. CIs with licence (permit) granting them the right:
— to take deposits of individuals 1,189 1,188 1,187 1,186 1,184 1,183 1,179 1,175 1,173 1,169 1,165 1,165
— to conduct operations in foreign currency 846 849 852 853 854 855 853 852 849 846 843 839
— CIs with general licence 310 309 312 312 312 311 309 309 309 308 309 311
— to conduct operations with precious metals
— permits 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
— licences3 175 176 177 178 178 177 179 179 179 179 179 178
3.2. Total number of CIs with foreign stakes in authorized capital 128 128 128 125 125 130 126 125 129 124 124 131
of which:
— wholly foreign-owned CIs
32 32 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33
— CIs with a foreign stake of more than 50% 9 9 8 7 8 10 9 8 8 8 8 9
4. Registered authorized capital of operating CIs (million rubles) 363,858 365,946 369,484 370,109 371,135 373,784 376,154 376,836 369,382 372,518 375,273 380,468
5. Total number of branches of operating CIs in Russia 3,218 3,226 3,228 3,234 3,218 3,221 3,216 3,210 3,206 3,207 3,229 3,238
of which:
— Sberbank branches4
1,044 1,043 1,043 1,043 1,032 1,031 1,027 1,026 1,017 1,014 1,011 1,011
— branches of wholly foreign-owned banks 15 15 15 15 15 14 14 14 15 15 15 16
6. Total number of branches of operating CIs abroad5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3
7. Branches of nonresident banks in Russia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8. Total number of representative offices of operating Russian CIs6 230 243 254 266 295 307 310 324 334 339 341 350
of which:
— in Russia
187 200 211 223 252 262 265 279 289 295 297 306
— in non-CIS countries 30 30 30 30 30 32 32 32 32 31 31 31
— in CIS countries 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 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 321 305 289 277 267 260 252 243 235 227 227 218
10. Total number of CIs liquidated as legal entities, whose liquidation was recorded in the State Register of Credit Institutions8 1,431 1,448 1,465 1,479 1,491 1,500 1,512 1,525 1,537 1,549 1,555 1,569
of which:
— CIs liquidated due to revocation (cancellation) of licence
1,062 1,079 1,096 1,110 1,122 1,135 1,147 1,158 1,170 1,182 1,188 1,201
— CIs liquidated due to re-organisation 364 364 364 364 364 364 364 366 366 366 366 367
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 364 364 364 364 364 364 364 366 366 366 366 367
of which:
— CIs transformed into branches of other banks
326 326 326 326 326 326 326 328 328 328 328 329
— CIs taken over by other banks (without creating a branch) 38 38 38 38 38 38 38 38 38 38 38 38
— 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) — 1,430.
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.
Note.
The aggregate amount of the registered authorized capital of operating credit institutions as of September 30, 2004, decreased due to the fact that the public joint-stock company of the non-bank credit institution — The Agency for Restructuring Credit Organisations (ARCO) (registration No. 3336-K, dated January 6, 1999) had been struck off the State Register of Credit Institutions in pursuance of Bank of Russia’s Order No. OD-675, dated September 14, 2004. The authorized capital of the organisation equals 10 billion rubles.
Updated January 25, 2005.