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Information on Registration and Licensing of Credit Institutions in 2010
(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 Sep.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 1,173 1,170 1,170 1,170 1,161 1,159 1,160 1,158 1,152 1,149 1,148 1,146
of which:
— banks
1,119 1,116 1,111 1,110 1,100 1,098 1,099 1,097 1,091 1,088 1,087 1,084
— non-bank Cis 54 54 59 60 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 62
1.1. Number of wholly foreign-owned CIs 81 80 81 81 82 81 82 82 80 80 81 80
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 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 2
of which:
— banks
1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1
— non-bank Cis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Operating credit institutions
2. Total number of CIs with licence to conduct banking operations2 1,056 1,048 1,047 1,047 1,039 1,038 1,037 1,036 1,030 1,025 1,023 1,012
of which:
— banks
1,005 997 991 990 981 980 979 978 972 967 965 955
— non-bank Cis 51 51 56 57 58 58 58 58 58 58 58 57
2.1. CIs with licence (permit) granting them the right:
— to take deposits of individuals 849 845 843 842 833 832 832 831 827 827 826 819
— to conduct operations in foreign currency 700 699 698 699 696 695 694 692 689 686 684 677
— CIs with general licence 291 291 291 291 288 288 288 289 287 285 285 283
— to conduct operations with precious metals
— permits 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0
— licences3 201 202 201 202 199 201 202 203 206 206 208 208
2.2. Total number of CIs with foreign stakes in authorized capital 229 227 224 228 221 219 222 220 222 225 225 220
of which:
— wholly foreign-owned CIs
81 80 81 81 82 81 81 82 80 80 81 80
— CIs with a foreign stake of more than 50% 26 25 26 27 26 24 24 25 28 28 27 31
2.3. Total credit institutions covered by the compulsory deposit insurance system4 859 855 854 854 846 845 845 843 839 839 838 832
3. Registered authorised capital of operating CIs (million rubles) 1,166,742 1,165,001 1,169,037 1,181,684 1,189,368 1,190,348 1,194,744 1,195,889 1,191,996 1,172,060 1,182,237 1,186,179
4. Total number of branches of operating CIs in Russia 3,153 3,142 3,127 3,115 3,099 3,091 3,076 3,046 3,019 2,975 2,959 2,926
of which:
— Sberbank branches5
624 620 617 618 615 615 615 596 591 580 574 574
— branches of wholly foreign-owned banks 241 247 240 236 234 258 251 249 238 237 235 203
5. Total number of branches of operating CIs abroad6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 6
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 518 520 502 499 497 494 494 490 475 458 445 460
of which:
— in Russia
476 478 462 457 454 450 451 447 432 415 402 416
— in non-CIS countries 29 29 29 29 30 31 31 31 31 31 31 32
— in CIS countries 13 13 11 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12 12
8. Total number of additional offices of CIs 21,712 21,748 21,816 21,831 21,860 21,924 21,949 21,663 21,830 22,023 22,021 22,001
of which
— Sberbank additional offices
10,087 10,094 10,106 10,108 10,125 10,146 10,145 9,867 10,149 10,183 10,201 10,251
9. Total number of cash points of CIs 12,437 12,416 12,422 12,407 12,382 12,365 12,320 12,348 12,309 12,161 12,094 11,960
of which
— Sberbank cash points
8,934 8,927 8,920 8,917 8,903 8,888 8,867 8,835 8,723 8,663 8,611 8,521
10. Total number of credit and cash offices of CIs 1,249 1,244 1,252 1,240 1,217 1,230 1,240 1,273 1,322 1,369 1,380 1,389
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) 2,150 2,172 2,210 2,261 2,317 2,375 2,453 2,512 2,591 2,701 2,782 2,994
of which
— Sberbank credit and cash offices
8 8 8 8 8 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
12. Mobile cash points of credit institutions (branches) 84 85 85 85 85 85 85 86 87 86 87 87
of which
— Sberbank credit and cash offices
82 82 82 82 82 82 82 82 83 82 83 83
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 116 121 122 122 121 120 121 121 121 123 124 132
14. Total number of CIs liquidated as legal entities, whose liquidation was recorded in the State Register of Credit Institutions9 1,962 1,965 1,965 1,965 1,974 1,976 1,976 1,978 1,984 1,987 1,988 1,991
of which:
— CIs liquidated due to revocation (cancellation) of licence
1,543 1,545 1,545 1,545 1,546 1,548 1,548 1,549 1,550 1,552 1,553 1,555
— CIs liquidated due to re-organisation 418 419 419 419 427 427 427 428 433 434 434 435
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 416 417 417 417 425 425 425 426 431 432 432 433
of which:
— CIs transformed into branches of other banks
354 355 355 355 359 359 359 360 361 361 361 362
— CIs taken over by other banks (without creating a branch) 62 62 62 62 66 66 66 66 70 71 71 71
— 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) — 1,697.
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 31, 2011.