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Information on Registration and Licensing of Credit Institutions in 20161

31 January 29 February 31 March 30 April 31 May 30 June 31 July 31 August 30 September 31 October 30 November
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 1,018 1,013 1,008 1,005 1,000 997 994 988 985 985 978
of which:
— banks
945 939 934 932 928 925 924 918 916 916 911
— non-bank CIs 73 74 74 73 72 72 70 70 69 69 67
1.1. Number of wholly foreign-owned CIs 68 67 68 67 67 68 69 69 70 70 70
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 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
of which:
— banks
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
— non-bank CIs 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Operating credit institutions
2. Total number of CIs with banking licence4 728 718 707 696 689 680 669 659 649 643 635
of which:
— banks
676 665 654 646 638 630 619 610 600 594 586
— non-bank CIs 52 53 53 50 51 50 50 49 49 49 49
2.1. CIs with licence (permit) granting them the right:
— to take deposits of individuals 604 595 584 575 568 562 553 545 537 531 525
— to conduct operations in foreign currency 479 471 460 452 446 441 434 426 420 414 412
— CIs with general licence 231 229 229 227 226 223 219 217 214 214 209
— to conduct operations with precious metals 182 179 177 173 173 171 165 163 163 162 159
2.2. Total number of CIs with foreign stakes in authorised capital 200 197 195 192 189 189 189 184 183 182 175
of which:
— wholly foreign-owned CIs
68 67 67 66 67 68 69 68 70 70 70
— CIs with a foreign stake of more than 50% 38 37 35 35 32 30 30 31 28 28 27
2.3. Total credit institutions covered by the mandatory deposit insurance system5 611 602 591 581 574 567 558 550 542 536 529
3. Registered authorised capital of operating CIs (million rubles) 2,391,250 2,387,868 2,403,174 2,400,539 2,378,581 2,397,689 2,389,570 2,388,401 2,376,745 2,378,546 2,381,043
4. Total number of branches of operating CIs in Russia 1,362 1,335 1,310 1,288 1,255 1,232 1,206 1,189 1,167 1,132 1,115
of which:
— Sberbank branches6
94 94 94 94 94 94 94 94 94 94 94
— branches of wholly foreign-owned banks 62 62 62 61 62 62 62 54 59 59 59
5. Total number of branches of operating CIs abroad7 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
7. Total number of representative offices of operating Russian CIs8 310 307 304 301 299 291 289 287 287 288 286
of which:
— in Russia
271 268 266 264 263 257 257 255 255 256 256
— in non-CIS countries 28 28 27 27 26 24 22 22 22 22 21
— in CIS countries 11 11 11 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 9
8. Total number of additional offices of CIs 21,720 21,601 21,486 21,248 21,138 20,897 20,675 20,421 20,447 20,349 20,102
of which
— Sberbank additional offices
11,855 11,831 11,815 11,736 11,700 11,609 11,565 11,611 11,565 11,465 11,232
9. Total number of cash points of CIs 5,603 5,549 5,534 5,500 5,456 5,396 5,315 5,239 5,179 5,151 5,041
of which
— Sberbank cash points
3,679 3,653 3,630 3,619 3,611 3,579 3,494 3,422 3,379 3,373 3,366
10. Total number of credit and cash offices of CIs 1,869 1,910 1,988 1,996 1,983 1,987 1,996 2,011 2,014 1,965 1,963
of which
— Sberbank credit and cash offices
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11. Total number of credit institutions’ operations offices (branches) 7,548 7,437 7,388 7,375 7,306 7,336 7,232 7,105 7,150 7,180 7,207
of which
— Sberbank operations offices
639 638 637 639 640 639 638 638 637 632 631
12. Total number of mobile cash points of credit institutions (branches) 230 234 234 238 241 243 245 247 247 249 249
of which
— Sberbank mobile cash points
226 229 230 234 237 239 241 242 242 244 244
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 290 295 300 308 311 317 325 328 336 342 343
14. Total number of CIs liquidated as legal entities, whose liquidation was recorded in the State Register of Credit Institutions10 2,150 2,155 2,161 2,164 2,170 2,173 2,176 2,183 2,186 2,186 2,193
of which:
— CIs liquidated due to revocation (cancellation) of licence
1,663 1,668 1,674 1,676 1,680 1,680 1,682 1,687 1,689 1,689 1,693
— CIs liquidated due to re-organisation 486 486 486 487 489 492 493 495 496 496 499
of which:
— re-organisations in the form of merger
2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
— re-organisations in the form of take-overs 484 484 484 485 487 490 491 493 494 494 497
of which:
— CIs transformed into branches of other banks
387 387 387 387 389 388 388 389 389 389 389
— CIs taken over by other banks (without creating a branch) 97 97 97 98 98 102 103 104 105 105 108
— 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


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 — 2,036.

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 19 December 2016.