On 24 March the Bank of Russia took a decision to appoint the provisional administration the Agency for Deposit insurance (DIA) in the First Czech-Russian Bank (FCRB). “In the near future, the interim administration will prepare proposals on modalities for further activities of the Bank”, — stated on the website of the Central Bank.
March 22 reported that the FCRB has imposed restrictions on withdrawal of deposits: take deposits amounting to 100 thousand rubles in the same day, over this amount — on the record, said the employee call center of the Bank.
13 March “Vedomosti” wrote that the FCRB works with the limitations of the Central Bank on attraction of means of the population. The newspaper also pointed out that the Bank was checking the regulator, the results of which credit institutions have to assess additional reserves.
According to “the Banks.ru”, in 2015, the citizens ‘ deposits in the Bank grew by 45%, amounting to 21 billion rubles, while retail loans declined by 2%. Actively grow and loans to enterprises — 27%, while deposits of companies decreased by 7.5%, to 31.4 billion rubles In 2015, the Bank began to reduce its presence in the interbank market: the volume of attracted funds in the past year decreased by 52%, from 8.2 billion to 3.9 billion rubles With the Bank on 516% increase in funding through issued bonds and bills — from 1 billion to 6.5 billion rubles.
In early March, the Czech national Bank announced the introduction of restrictions on the activities of the European Russian Bank (ERB), the Czech “daughter” of the Russian FCRB. The Bank was forbidden to provide loans and place deposits and buy the assets, except with zero risk and “necessary for normal functioning Bank”.
The FCRB is known that lends to the French “national front” headed marine Le Pen. “Natsfronta” at the end of 2014 agreed with the First Czech-Russian Bank on a loan of €9 million, after Le Pen said that French banks are reluctant to lend her party. As a result, “Natsfronta” was forced to go to other countries.
First Czech-Russian Bank is the 119-th place by assets. It was established in 1996 on the initiative of the Czech government. Now the sole owner of the holding is a Russian businessman Roman Popov, who, according to “Vedomosti”, worked as the Deputy head of the financial Department of the Corporation Stroytransgaz.