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Information on Registration and Licensing of Credit Institutions in 2009
(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 1,225 1,220 1,210 1,205 1,203 1,200 1,197 1,195 1,192 1,186 1,184 1,178
of which:
— banks
1,170 1,166 1,157 1,152 1,151 1,146 1,143 1,141 1,138 1,133 1,131 1,124
— non-bank Cis 55 54 53 53 52 54 54 54 54 53 53 54
1.1. Number of wholly foreign-owned CIs 77 79 79 81 81 81 81 81 81 81 81 82
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 3 4 3 2 2 1 1 1
of which:
— banks
1 2 2 2 3 2 1 1 2 1 1 1
— non-bank Cis 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0
Operating credit institutions
2. Total number of CIs with licence to conduct banking operations2 1,108 1,100 1,094 1,090 1,087 1,083 1,080 1,078 1,074 1,069 1,066 1,058
of which:
— banks
1,058 1,051 1,045 1,041 1,039 1,035 1,032 1,028 1,023 1,018 1,015 1,007
— non-bank Cis 50 49 49 49 48 48 48 50 51 51 51 51
2.1. CIs with licence (permit) granting them the right:
— to take deposits of individuals 885 878 878 871 870 865 864 861 859 856 855 849
— to conduct operations in foreign currency 737 730 728 725 722 718 715 715 711 708 708 701
— CIs with general licence 297 296 294 293 293 294 294 293 294 293 292 291
— to conduct operations with precious metals
— permits 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2
— licences3 200 200 201 202 202 202 202 202 204 203 203 201
2.2. Total number of CIs with foreign stakes in authorized capital 226 226 223 229 226 228 231 230 226 229 228 226
of which:
— wholly foreign-owned CIs
77 78 78 80 80 81 81 81 81 81 81 82
— CIs with a foreign stake of more than 50% 25 25 25 24 25 25 26 27 27 27 26 26
2.3. Total credit institutions covered by the compulsory deposit insurance system4 892 885 885 881 881 876 875 872 870 867 866 859
3. Registered authorised capital of operating CIs (million rubles) 910,503 908,911 912,726 972,041 977,919 1,052,823 1,052,972 1,115,498 1,129,010 1,131,440 1,153,996 1,244,364
4. Total number of branches of operating CIs in Russia 3,439 3,418 3,403 3,377 3,346 3,314 3,314 3,291 3,280 3, 260 3,228 3,183
of which:
— Sberbank branches5
751 748 739 738 729 727 727 720 714 701 677 645
— branches of wholly foreign-owned banks 243 243 244 247 247 246 246 246 246 246 246 241
5. Total number of branches of operating CIs abroad6 5 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 673 635 630 592 569 544 532 525 519 521 513 517
of which:
— in Russia
631 592 588 550 528 501 489 482 475 478 471 475
— in non-CIS countries 30 30 29 30 29 29 29 29 30 30 29 29
— in CIS countries 12 13 13 12 12 14 14 14 14 13 13 13
8. Total number of additional offices of CIs 21,411 21,323 21,314 21,328 21,322 21,336 21,305 21,332 21,419 21,514 21,582 21,641
of which
— Sberbank additional offices
9,647 9,668 9,705 9,770 9,800 9,857 9,865 9,885 9,938 9,964 9,999 10,061
9. Total number of cash points of CIs 13,687 13,568 13,475 13,399 13,295 13,154 12,997 12,854 12,556 12,473 12,477 12,461
of which
— Sberbank cash points
9,971 9,912 9,851 9,779 9,712 9,598 9,493 9,374 9,114 9,007 8,972 8,962
10. Total number of credit and cash offices of CIs 1,382 1,337 1,310 1,299 1,280 1,262 1,279 1,280 1,263 1,264 1,251 1,252
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) 1,569 1,648 1,681 1,787 1,854 1,892 1,936 1,961 1,991 2,033 2,064 2,109
of which
— Sberbank credit and cash offices
6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 7
12. Mobile cash points of credit institutions (branches) 64 65 65 66 68 70 73 73 75 82 82 84
of which
— Sberbank credit and cash offices
63 64 64 65 67 69 71 71 73 80 80 82
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 116 118 114 113 113 113 114 115 116 116 117 119
14. Total number of CIs liquidated as legal entities, whose liquidation was recorded in the State Register of Credit Institutions9 1,903 1,909 1,919 1,925 1,928 1,933 1,936 1,938 1,942 1,948 1,950 1,957
of which:
— CIs liquidated due to revocation (cancellation) of licence
1,498 1,504 1,514 1,520 1,523 1,527 1,530 1,531 1,533 1,537 1,538 1,540
— CIs liquidated due to re-organisation 404 404 404 404 404 405 405 406 408 410 411 416
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 402 402 402 402 402 403 403 404 406 408 409 414
of which:
— CIs transformed into branches of other banks
347 347 347 347 347 347 347 348 349 349 350 354
— CIs taken over by other banks (without creating a branch) 55 55 55 55 55 56 56 56 57 59 59 60
— 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.
1 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.
2 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.
3 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.
6 Branches opened by Russian CIs abroad.
7 Representative offices of Russian CIs abroad comprise the offices of whose opening abroad the Bank of Russia has been notified.
8 Total number of CIs whose licence was revoked (cancelled) by the Bank of Russia (including CIs whose liquidation was recorded in the State Register) — 1,668.
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 27, 2010.