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Information on Registration and Licensing of Credit Institutions in 2006
(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 1,404 1,399 1,396 1,393 1,384 1,383 1,382 1,370 1,365 1,359 1,351 1,345
of which:
— banks
1,351 1,345 1,342 1,339 1,329 1,329 1,328 1,317 1,312 1,306 1,299 1,293
— non-bank Cis 53 54 54 54 55 54 54 53 53 53 52 52
1.1. Number of wholly foreign-owned CIs 43 43 44 44 46 49 49 50 50 51 51 52
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) 2 2 3 2 3 5 5 1 1 1 1 1
of which:
— banks
2 1 2 2 2 4 4 1 1 1 1 1
— non-bank Cis 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
2. Non-bank CIs registered by other bodies before July 1, 2002 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Operating credit institutions
3. Total number of CIs with licence to conduct banking operations2 1,247 1,244 1,238 1,233 1,229 1,221 1,217 1,211 1,205 1,203 1,201 1,189
of which:
— banks
1,199 1,197 1,192 1,186 1,182 1,174 1,170 1,163 1,158 1,156 1,154 1,143
— non-bank CIs 48 47 46 47 47 47 47 48 47 47 47 46
3.1. CIs with licence (permit) granting them the right:
— to take deposit of individuals 1,026 994 943 936 936 935 932 930 926 925 924 921
— to conduct operations in foreign currency 826 830 834 835 833 825 821 820 816 814 815 803
— CIs with general licence 299 294 289 288 288 290 290 289 288 289 288 287
— to conduct operations with precious metals
— permits 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
— licences3 181 182 183 183 183 185 185 186 188 189 190 188
3.2. Total number of CIs with foreign stakes in authorized capital 136 137 138 138 140 144 145 144 148 148 149 153
of which:
— wholly foreign-owned CIs
42 43 43 43 45 48 48 50 50 51 51 52
— CIs with a foreign stake of more than 50% 11 12 12 13 13 10 12 12 13 12 12 13
3.3. Total credit institutions covered by the compulsory deposit insurance system 929 930 929 929 928 930 930 930 930 930 929 924
4. Registered authorized capital of operating CIs (million rubles) 444,998 451,976 455,533 468,742 469,176 471,341 473,462 481,844 490,982 497,895 561,023 566,513
5. Total number of branches of operating CIs in Russia 3,297 3,282 3,278 3,274 3,256 3,243 3,249 3,273 3,280 3,270 3,274 3,281
of which:
— Sberbank branches4
1,009 985 974 967 940 923 916 914 905 881 867 859
— branches of wholly foreign-owned banks 29 30 32 32 34 79 79 85 85 85 88 90
6. Total number of branches of operating CIs abroad5 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2
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 468 473 475 491 497 506 518 535 549 572 587 699
of which:
— in Russia
423 428 431 448 454 464 476 494 508 531 544 657
— in non-CIS countries 31 31 30 29 29 29 29 28 28 28 30 29
— in CIS countries 14 14 14 14 14 13 13 13 13 13 13 13
9. Total number of additional offices of CIs 12,181 12,467 12,737 13,055 13,428 13,689 14,140 14,531 15,007
of which:
— Sberbank additional offices
5,952 6,055 6,166 6,311 6,416 6,547 6,791 6,958 7,282
10. Total number of cash points of CIs 17,284 17,241 17,067 16,774 16,566 16,489 16,249 16,132 15,885
of which:
— Sberbank cash points
13,442 13,367 13,218 12,919 12,749 12,613 12,388 12,261 11,983
11. Total number of credit and cash offices of CIs 754 761 786 820 857 893 923 917 996
of which:
— Sberbank credit and cash offices
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
Revocation of licences and liquidation of legal entities
12. CIs whose banking licence has been revoked (cancelled) and which were not deleted from the State Register7 155 153 155 158 152 157 160 158 159 155 149 155
13. Total number of CIs liquidated as legal entities, whose liquidation was recorded in the State Register of Credit Institutions8 1,693 1,699 1,703 1,706 1,716 1,720 1,721 1,733 1,738 1,744 1,752 1,758
of which:
— CIs liquidated due to revocation (cancellation) of licence
1,309 1,315 1,318 1,321 1,330 1,334 1,335 1,345 1,350 1,356 1,364 1,366
— CIs liquidated due to re-organisation 383 383 384 384 385 385 385 387 387 387 387 391
of which:
— re-organisations in the form of merger
2 2 2 2 2, 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
— re-organisations in the form of take-overs 381 381 382 382 383 383 383 385 385 385 385 389
of which:
— CIs transformed into branches of other banks
337 337 337 337 338 338 338 340 340 340 340 341
— CIs taken over by other banks (without creating a branch) 44 44 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 48
— 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) — 1,532.
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 22, 2007.