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Information on Registration and Licensing of Credit Institutions in 2007
(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 1,344 1,343 1,338 1,331 1,331 1,325 1,325 1,319 1,313 1,310 1,300 1,296
of which:
— banks
1,292 1,291 1,285 1,279 1,279 1,273 1,272 1,265 1,261 1,258 1,247 1,243
— non-bank Cis 52 52 53 52 52 52 53 54 52 52 53 53
1.1. Number of wholly foreign-owned CIs 52 52 52 55 55 58 58 59 61 61 62 63
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 2 4 4 1 2 4 3 2 6 3
of which:
— banks
2 2 1 3 3 1 1 2 2 1 4 2
— non-bank Cis 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 2 1 1 2 1
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 1,183 1,183 1,178 1,174 1,166 1,165 1,163 1,153 1,149 1,145 1,135 1,136
of which:
— banks
1,138 1,138 1,134 1,130 1,122 1,120 1,118 1,108 1,104 1,101 1,091 1,092
— non-bank CIs 45 45 44 44 44 45 45 45 45 44 44 44
3.1. CIs with licence (permit) granting them the right:
— to take deposits of individuals 921 922 920 917 918 916 916 912 911 911 906 906
— to conduct operations in foreign currency 799 799 796 793 786 785 782 774 770 764 756 754
— CIs with general licence 287 287 289 289 289 291 294 293 295 297 295 300
— to conduct operations with precious metals
— permits 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
— licences3 189 189 190 190 190 193 193 194 194 194 191 195
3.2. Total number of CIs with foreign stakes in authorized capital 153 157 158 160 167 180 188 187 190 199 200 202
of which:
— wholly foreign-owned CIs
52 52 52 53 53 58 58 58 60 61 60 63
— CIs with a foreign stake of more than 50% 15 17 18 18 19 19 22 22 23 22 23 23
3.3. Total credit institutions covered by the compulsory deposit insurance system 924 925 924 923 924 923 922 917 915 915 909 909
4. Registered authorized capital of operating CIs (million rubles) 578,912 588,365 616,431 631,222 645,448 656,151 660,161 681,205 686,904 721,244 720,223 731,736
5. Total number of branches of operating CIs in Russia 3,286 3,277 3,295 3,308 3,327 3,351 3,376 3,403 3,410 3,431 3,445 3,455
of which:
— Sberbank branches4
857 849 845 840 837 836 836 836 833 829 828 809
— branches of wholly foreign-owned banks 90 92 95 95 95 141 140 141 145 155 160 169
6. Total number of branches of operating CIs abroad5 2 2 2 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 707 714 717 724 737 763 768 790 793 793 795 804
of which:
— in Russia
663 669 671 677 689 716 721 745 748 747 749 757
— in non-CIS countries 31 32 33 34 35 34 34 33 33 33 33 33
— in CIS countries 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 13 13 14
9. Total number of additional offices of CIs 15,332 15,491 15,799 16,174 16,422 16,740 17,069 17,367 17,671 18,091 18,305 18,979
of which:
— Sberbank additional offices
7,344 7,389 7,483 7,627 7,692 7,834 7,965 8,061 8,194 8,369 8,463 8,623
10. Total number of cash points of CIs 15,841 15,796 15,721 15,617 15,580 15,474 15,337 15,259 15,139 14,979 14,751 14,689
of which:
— Sberbank cash points
11,930 11,895 11,824 11,699 11,648 11,517 11,407 11,316 11,206 11,049 10,964 10,839
11. Total number of credit and cash offices of CIs 1,058 1,106 1,181 1,252 1,285 1,326 1,345 1,391 1,424 1,439 1,480 1,543
of which:
— Sberbank credit and cash offices
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12. Total number of credit institutions’ operations offices (branches) 68 126 192 242 334 393 497
of which:
— Sberbank credit and cash offices
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13. Mobile cash points of credit institutions (branches) 68 126 192 242 334 393 51
of which:
— Sberbank credit and cash offices
50
Revocation of licences and liquidation of legal entities
14. CIs whose banking licence has been revoked (cancelled) and which were not deleted from the State Register7 159 158 158 153 161 159 160 162 161 163 159 157
15. Total number of CIs liquidated as legal entities, whose liquidation was recorded in the State Register of Credit Institutions8 1,760 1,761 1,767 1,776 1,776 1,782 1,783 1,791 1,798 1,801 1,815 1,819
of which:
— CIs liquidated due to revocation (cancellation) of licence
1,368 1,369 1,375 1,384 1,384 1,389 1,390 1,393 1,400 1,403 1,415 1,419
— CIs liquidated due to re-organisation 391 391 391 391 391 392 392 397 397 397 399 399
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 389 389 389 389 389 390 390 395 395 395 397 397
of which:
— CIs transformed into branches of other banks
341 341 341 341 341 341 341 343 343 343 344 344
— CIs taken over by other banks (without creating a branch) 48 48 48 48 48 49 49 52 52 52 53 53
— 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) — 1,585.
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, 2008.