Sberbank denied reports that it requires from the customer the documents confirming “source of origin” of money and property, to issue large deposits. “Sberbank does not require clients to provide information about the source of income, except if the nature of the client’s doubt. In such cases, the Bank may refuse to carry out transactions, account opening, as well as to initiate closure of the account”, — is spoken in the comment of the savings Bank, which received .
Tuesday, March 29, the Internet-the edition “Fontanka” reported with reference to the speech of 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 wrote 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.
With reference to the call-center of Sberbank, “Fontanka” wrote that the savings Bank began to exercise the right almost immediately after receiving it in August 2015. In the call center of the savings Bank to the correspondent have told that “for removal of large deposits only require a document of identification and a Bank account (or the account if the Passbook is not issued”.
Earlier information that the regulator requires to verify the source of income before the removal of the major contributions was denied, the Bank of Russia. “Banks do not have the right not to return money to its customers, according to the current legislation. Still June 2015 banks received the right to specify the sources of funds and other property clients,” explained the Central Bank.
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.