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Information on Registration and Licensing of Credit Institutions in 2008
(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 1,293 1,287 1,285 1,277 1,265 1,258 1,253 1,250 1,243 1,236 1,232 1,228
of which:
— banks
1,240 1,234 1,232 1,224 1,212 1,204 1,197 1,194 1,187 1,180 1,176 1,172
— non-bank Cis 53 53 53 53 53 54 56 56 56 56 56 56
1.1. Number of wholly foreign-owned CIs 64 64 65 65 69 70 71 71 74 75 76 77
1.2. CIs that have been registered by Bank of Russia but have not yet paid up authorised capital and have not been granted licence (within the period established by legislation) 2 2 3 3 3 4 5 2 1 2 5 3
of which:
— banks
2 2 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 2 4 3
— non-bank Cis 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 1 0 0 1 0
Operating credit institutions
2. Total number of CIs with licence to conduct banking operations2 1,135 1,134 1,132 1,129 1,127 1,125 1,124 1,125 1,126 1,123 1,114 1,108
of which:
— banks
1,090 1,089 1,087 1,084 1,082 1,080 1,079 1,077 1,077 1,074 1,065 1,058
— non-bank CIs 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 48 49 49 49 50
2.1. CIs with licence (permit) granting them the right:
— to take deposits of individuals 905 903 902 900 897 899 900 899 900 898 895 886
— to conduct operations in foreign currency 753 754 753 752 750 747 745 746 748 747 738 736
— CIs with general licence 301 299 298 297 298 302 303 303 303 302 302 298
— to conduct operations with precious metals
— permits 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3
— licences3 196 196 196 196 196 198 198 201 201 201 200 200
2.2. Total number of CIs with foreign stakes in authorized capital 204 204 206 204 212 215 219 221 221 225 230 221
of which:
— wholly foreign-owned CIs
63 63 63 63 68 70 71 71 74 74 74 76
— CIs with a foreign stake of more than 50% 24 24 26 27 26 26 25 25 24 24 23 26
2.3. Total credit institutions covered by the compulsory deposit insurance system4 909 908 907 905 903 904 906 906 907 905 901 893
3. Registered authorised capital of operating CIs (million rubles) 743,624 761,196 773,284 775,844 780,865 787,472 791,671 801,212 805,360 821,531 863,795 881,350
4. Total number of branches of operating CIs in Russia 3,475 3,482 3,476 3,492 3,490 3,490 3,505 3,512 3,512 3,511 3,491 3,470
of which:
— Sberbank branches5
808 805 802 801 800 800 800 800 795 795 783 775
— branches of wholly foreign-owned banks 169 171 170 173 186 192 196 196 202 202 202 242
5. Total number of branches of operating CIs abroad6 3 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
6. Branches of nonresident banks in Russia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7. Total number of representative offices of operating Russian CIs7 794 774 773 770 763 782 776 766 765 766 753 721
of which:
— in Russia
749 729 727 724 719 738 733 723 722 723 711 679
— in non-CIS countries 32 32 32 32 30 30 29 29 29 30 30 30
— in CIS countries 13 13 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 13 12 12
8. Total number of additional offices of CIs 19,242 19,435 19,637 19,902 20,073 20,333 20,652 20,818 21,083 21,216 21,141 21,272
of which:
— Sberbank additional offices
8,721 8,776 8,817 8,918 8,957 9,017 9,109 9,158 9,223 9,293 9,343 9,491
9. Total number of cash points of CIs 14,660 14,608 14,580 14,483 14,454 14,387 14,306 14,226 14,176 14,121 13,864 13,871
of which:
— Sberbank cash points
10,796 10,755 10,719 10,625 10,595 10,544 10,471 10,423 10,373 10,311 10,095 10,127
10. Total number of credit and cash offices of CIs 1,573 1,595 1,622 1,651 1,640 1,607 1,582 1,584 1,581 1,577 1,521 1,445
of which:
— Sberbank credit and cash offices
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11. Total number of credit institutions’ operations offices (branches) 545 605 682 778 834 914 1,026 1,115 1,211 1,347 1,418 1,498
of which:
— Sberbank credit and cash offices
0 0 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
12. Mobile cash points of credit institutions (branches) 52 55 55 57 58 58 57 59 59 59 60 62
of which:
— Sberbank credit and cash offices
50 53 53 55 56 56 56 58 58 58 59 61
Revocation of licences and liquidation of legal entities
13. CIs whose banking licence has been revoked (cancelled) and which were not deleted from the State Register8 156 151 150 145 135 129 124 123 116 111 113 117
14. Total number of CIs liquidated as legal entities, whose liquidation was recorded in the State Register of Credit Institutions9 1,823 1,829 1,833 1,841 1,854 1,863 1,870 1,873 1,880 1,888 1,895 1,900
of which:
— CIs liquidated due to revocation (cancellation) of licence
1,423 1,428 1,432 1,437 1,450 1,459 1,466 1,469 1,476 1,484 1,490 1,495
— CIs liquidated due to re-organisation 399 400 400 403 403 403 403 403 403 403 404 404
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 397 398 398 401 401 401 401 401 401 401 402 402
of which:
— CIs transformed into branches of other banks
344 344 344 347 347 347 347 347 347 347 347 347
— CIs taken over by other banks (without creating a branch) 53 54 54 54 54 54 54 54 54 54 55 55
— 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 Statistics are provided in accordance with the information submitted by the public corporation “Deposit insurance agency” to the Bank of Russia as of the balance sheet date.
5 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) — 1,621.
9 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 23, 2009.