The communications Minister said the lack of barriers to enter the Mail of the Bank in the Crimea

As stated by the Minister of communications Nikolay Nikiforov on the TV channel “Russia 24”, he sees no obstacles to the Crimea was opened the branch of the Mail of the Bank. “Post Bank only now started to expand their network of branches. About six thousand of branches they plan this year to open on the territory of the Russian Federation. Crimea is a territory of the Russian Federation. There are no exceptions to some peculiarities. I am confident that these offices will open and here,” said the official.

“We, as controlling shareholder Mail Bank this issue is not considered, and the relevant decision of the Supervisory Board have yet been taken,” commented VTB in the words of the Minister.

Earlier, the head of the Post Bank Dmitry Rudenko said that plans to open in Crimea for 2016 no.

In the Mail of the Bank Supervisory Board consists of nine senior managers, five of whom are representatives of VTB. Among them in particular the head of VTB24 Mikhail Zadornov and Deputy Chairman of VTB Herbert Moos. The representatives of “mail of Russia” belong to three votes, plus the Supervisory Board is the Minister.

In early April the branch of the Mail of the Bank earned in 20 cities, including in Kaliningrad, Krasnoyarsk and Volgograd. According to the Bank only in 2016 at post offices scheduled to open about 6 thousand Windows Mail Bank. Will also be rebranding 338 client centers Summer Bank, which will become branches of the Mail of the Bank. Mail the Bank expects after 8 years to reach a customer base of 15 million people and growth of a regional network of up to 15 thousand units.

Mail Bank is a universal retail Bank, created in January 2016 VTB group and FGUP “Mail of Russia” based on the Summer Bank. VTB group owns 50% plus one share of the Bank, a subsidiary of “Russian post” — 50% minus one share.

“I have my doubts that shareholders Mail Bank will decide to begin work in Crimea, as it is fraught with legal risks for VTB” — said the analyst BCS Olga Naidenova. On the other hand, it does not exclude that the “Mail of Russia” can offer in Crimea any financial products. A top Manager of a major Bank said that he sees no reason to implement the project, the Bank does not Mail the Peninsula. “There’s already RNCB, which manages the Federal property management Agency, and a number of other banks”, — said the banker.

Thursday, April 14, the Deputy Chairman of VTB Bank Mikhail Oseevsky, speaking at the Yalta international economic forum, confirmed that the Bank has no plans to work in the Crimea. “While our shareholders have before us such a task is not put”, — quotes his words TASS. The banker added that VTB as the Bank, 60% of which is owned by the government, is building the strategy in accordance with what task before it puts the government. “In accordance with the political situation, we transferred all of our network RNCB. Everything that we’ve done here is not lost, continues to work”, — said Oseyevsky.