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Information on Registration and Licensing of Credit Institutions in 20151

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Registration of credit institutions                        
1. Total number of CIs2 registered by the Bank of Russia or on the ground of its decision by the authorised registrar3 1,047 1,046 1,046 1,046 1,044 1,040 1,036 1,035 1,031 1,028 1,024 1,021
of which:
— banks
975 972 971 970 967 963 960 959 955 952 950 947
— non-bank CIs 72 74 75 76 77 77 76 76 76 76 74 74
1.1. Number of wholly foreign-owned CIs 75 75 73 73 73 72 72 73 71 70 70 68
1.2. CIs that have been registered by the Bank of Russia but have not yet paid up authorised capital and have not been granted licence (within the period established by legislation) 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
of which:
— banks
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
— non-bank CIs 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Operating credit institutions                        
2. Total number of CIs with banking licence4 830 827 824 815 810 797 783 774 767 757 740 733
of which:
— banks
778 773 770 760 753 741 727 721 714 704 688 681
— non-bank CIs 52 54 54 55 57 56 56 53 53 53 52 52
2.1. CIs with licence (permit) granting them the right:                        
— to take deposits of individuals 687 684 683 676 670 659 647 643 637 628 614 609
— to conduct operations in foreign currency 551 549 547 539 536 528 517 512 507 500 488 482
— CIs with general licence 256 255 254 253 253 247 243 242 240 237 233 232
— to conduct operations with precious metals 203 202 201 198 198 196 192 191 189 189 186 183
2.2. Total number of CIs with foreign stakes in authorised capital 224 222 220 220 221 216 214 214 212 210 204 199
of which:
— wholly foreign-owned CIs
75 75 73 73 73 72 72 73 71 70 70 68
— CIs with a foreign stake of more than 50% 37 36 36 36 36 34 34 32 34 35 33 38
2.3. Total credit institutions covered by the mandatory deposit insurance system5 695 692 691 685 680 669 657 651 645 635 621 616
3. Registered authorised capital of operating CIs (million rubles) 1,842,338 1,857,429 1,912,387 1,909,291 1,912,525 1,905,098 1,860,355 1,876,387 2,198,149 2,337,484 2,333,974 2,329,409
4. Total number of branches of operating CIs in Russia 1,691 1,680 1,672 1,647 1,626 1,586 1,562 1,534 1,498 1,473 1,431 1,398
of which:
— Sberbank branches6
95 95 95 95 95 95 95 95 95 95 95 95
— branches of wholly foreign-owned banks 89 89 88 88 89 87 86 86 77 69 66 64
5. Total number of branches of operating CIs abroad7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 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 CIs8 309 307 304 305 304 306 307 309 309 309 310 308
of which:
— in Russia
267 266 263 264 263 265 268 270 270 270 271 269
— in non-CIS countries 28 28 29 29 29 29 28 28 28 28 28 28
— in CIS countries 14 13 12 12 12 12 11 11 11 11 11 11
8. Total number of additional offices of CIs 23,198 22,946 22,724 22,540 22,401 22,215 22,077 22,009 21,998 21,966 21,901 21,836
of which
— Sberbank additional offices
11,703 11,681 11,668 11,657 11,634 11,591 11,619 11,648 11,706 11,770 11,821 11,854
9. Total number of cash points of CIs 6,687 6,629 6,574 6,516 6,484 6,358 6,248 6,166 6,071 6,003 5,868 5,696
of which
— Sberbank cash points
4,501 4,472 4,418 4,364 4,344 4,257 4,154 4,078 3,986 3,917 3,871 3,719
10. Total number of credit and cash offices of CIs 2,188 2,123 2,051 1,993 1,964 1,966 1,966 1,862 1,962 1,830 1,816 1,853
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) 9,202 8,918 8,758 8,422 8,239 8,115 7,929 7,737 7,694 7,658 7,613 7,609
of which
— Sberbank operations offices
651 651 647 646 646 644 651 650 640 642 641 640
12. Total number of mobile cash points of credit institutions (branches) 196 196 201 202 211 216 217 218 225 227 227 227
of which
— Sberbank mobile cash points
194 194 199 200 209 214 214 214 221 221 223 223
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 Register of Credit Institutions9 217 219 222 230 234 242 253 261 264 271 284 288
14. Total number of CIs liquidated as legal entities, whose liquidation was recorded in the State Register of Credit Institutions10 2,119 2,120 2,120 2,121 2,123 2,128 2,132 2,133 2,137 2,140 2,144 2,147
of which:
— CIs liquidated due to revocation (cancellation) of licence
1,639 1,639 1,639 1,640 1,642 1,645 1,648 1,649 1,652 1,654 1,658 1,660
— CIs liquidated due to re-organisation 479 480 480 480 480 482 483 483 484 485 485 486
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 477 478 478 478 478 480 481 481 482 483 483 484
of which:
— CIs transformed into branches of other banks
384 384 384 384 384 385 385 385 386 387 387 387
— CIs taken over by other banks (without creating a branch) 93 94 94 94 94 95 96 96 96 96 96 97
— CIs liquidated due to the violation of the law relating to the authorised capital repayment 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1


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 Information is based, among other things, on data received from the authorised registering body as of the reporting date

2 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 authorised registrar before 1 July 2002, and granted permission to conduct banking operations;
  • a legal entity registered by the Bank of Russian before 1 July 2002, or by the authorised registrar that once had but lost the right to conduct banking operations;

3 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.

4 Credit institutions registered by the Bank of Russia before 1 July 2002, or by the authorised registrar and having banking licence.

5 Statistics are provided in accordance with the information submitted by the state corporation Deposit Insurance Agency to the Bank of Russia as of the balance sheet date.

6 Sberbank branches that have been recorded in the State Register of Credit Institutions and received ordinal numbers. Before 1 January 1998, the monthly information on credit institutions indicated in this line the total number of Sberbank establishments — 34,426.

7 Branches opened by Russian CIs abroad.

8 Representative offices of Russian CIs abroad comprise the offices of whose opening abroad the Bank of Russia has been notified.

9 Total number of CIs whose banking licence was revoked (cancelled), including CIs whose liquidation was recorded in the State Register — 1,948.

10 From 1 July 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 authorised registrar.

Updated on 2 February 2016.