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Information on Registration and Licensing of Credit Institutions in 2005
(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 1,507 1,497 1,485 1,482 1,472 1,458 1,451 1,441 1,424 1,420 1,419 1,409
of which:
— banks
1,455 1,444 1,432 1,428 1,420 1,406 1,398 1,388 1,371 1,367 1,366 1,356
— non-bank Cis 52 53 53 54 52 52 53 53 53 53 53 53
1.1. Number of wholly foreign-owned CIs 34 34 36 36 37 39 40 40 40 40 42 42
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) 1 2 2 2 1 1 4 2 1 1 1 2
of which:
— banks
0 0 1 1 0 0 3 1 1 1 1 2
— non-bank Cis 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
2. Non-bank CIs registered by other bodies before July 1, 2002 2 2 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Operating credit institutions
3. Total number of CIs with licence to conduct banking operations2 1,296 1,293 1,289 1,288 1,285 1,281 1,276 1,270 1,263 1,260 1,258 1,253
of which:
— banks
1,246 1,243 1,238 1,236 1,234 1,232 1,228 1,223 1,215 1,212 1,210 1,205
— non-bank CIs 50 50 51 52 51 49 48 47 48 48 48 48
3.1. CIs with licence (permit) granting them the right:
— to take deposit of individuals 1,162 1,159 1,155 1,156 1,135 1,116 1,097 1,093 1,084 1,073 1,057 1,045
— to conduct operations in foreign currency 839 838 833 832 830 830 831 829 826 824 829 827
— CIs with general licence 310 310 313 313 312 310 309 308 304 306 302 301
to conduct operations with precious metals
— permits 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
— licences3 179 179 180 182 182 182 183 183 179 179 179 180
3.2. Total number of CIs with foreign stakes in authorized capital 128 126 130 129 130 133 133 131 131 131 133 136
of which:
— wholly foreign-owned CIs
34 34 36 36 37 38 39 40 40 40 42 41
— CIs with a foreign stake of more than 50% 9 9 8 8 8 8 8 8 9 9 8 11
3.3. Total credit institutions covered by the compulsory deposit insurance system 923 927 930
4. Registered authorized capital of operating CIs (million rubles) 386,758 387,417 393,496 396,948 401,655 403,638 404,076 412,438 420,214 432,144 433,978 444,377
5. Total number of branches of operating CIs in Russia 3,233 3,233 3,235 3,250 3,263 3,273 3,277 3,283 3,283 3,284 3,287 3,295
of which:
— Sberbank branches4
1,011 1,011 1,011 1,011 1,011 1,010 1,009 1,009 1,009 1,009 1,009 1,009
— branches of wholly foreign-owned banks 17 17 20 20 21 21 22 24 24 24 28 29
6. Total number of branches of operating CIs abroad5 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 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 347 353 378 386 390 405 412 416 421 446 456 467
of which:
— in Russia
304 310 334 342 346 360 367 371 377 402 411 422
— in non-CIS countries 30 30 31 31 31 32 32 32 31 31 31 31
— in CIS countries 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 14 14
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 212 204 196 194 188 178 171 169 160 159 160 154
10. Total number of CIs liquidated as legal entities, whose liquidation was recorded in the State Register of Credit Institutions8 1,578 1,589 1,602 1,606 1,617 1,631 1,644 1,654 1,671 1,675 1,676 1,687
of which:
— CIs liquidated due to revocation (cancellation) of licence
1,210 1,220 1,231 1,234 1,244 1,258 1,270 1,280 1,293 1,296 1,297 1,305
— CIs liquidated due to re-organisation 367 368 370 371 372 372 373 373 377 378 378 381
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 367 368 370 371 372 372 373 373 377 378 378 381
of which:
— CIs transformed into branches of other banks
329 329 330 330 330 330 331 331 333 334 334 337
— CIs taken over by other banks (without creating a branch) 38 39 40 41 42 42 42 42 44 44 44 44
— 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) — 1,467.
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 20, 2006.