The Central Bank commented on the right of banks to issue large deposits

The Bank of Russia has denied reports that banks will be obliged to charge the customer the documents that confirm the “source of origin” of money and property for the issuance of large deposits.

“Banks do not have the right not to return money to its customers, according to the current legislation. Thus, from June 2015 banks received the right to specify the sources of funds and other property of clients”, — said in comments the Central Bank, which has been received .

The press service of the regulator indicates that the corresponding norm is envisaged by the Federal law “On countering the legalization (laundering) of incomes received by criminal way, and terrorism financing” and meets the requirements of the FATF.

“Banks are independent, in accordance with its rules of internal “anti-laundering” control, govern the cases of implementation of this right and, if necessary, may request additional information,” — said in comments.

Tuesday, March 29, the Internet-the edition “Fontanka” reported with reference to the speech by the Deputy head of the Department of financial monitoring and currency control of the Central Bank Ilya Yasinsky, “the Central Bank in the summer of 2016 will start to demand from banks to those requested by our clients, “the source of” money”.

The publication reported that the Bank of Russia will oblige Russian banks to request information about the source of funds when withdrawing or transferring more than 1.5 million rubles.