The Central Bank has estimated the need in the capital of banks to comply with the new requirements

The demand of Russian banks in the capital to obtain the status of the Federal in 2018 is 142 billion rubles This assessment led the first Deputy Chairman of the Central Bank Mikhail Sukhov, speaking at the fourteenth international banking form in Sochi, reports “Interfax”.

Now Russia has a total of 276 banks with capital less than 1 billion rubles., of which 175 have capital less than 500 million rubles, Sukhov said.

However, according to the Association of Russian regional banks “Russia” to overcome the bar on capital of 1 billion RUB. will only have 100 banks, recalls “Interfax” in the proceedings of the Association, prepared for the forum.

Earlier Simanovsky said that the status of the regional will receive about half of the Russian banks.

That banks will be divided into two types — regional and Federal, said the head of the Central Bank Elvira Nabiullina at the end of June during the XXV International financial Congress in Saint-Petersburg. In the bill it is specified that the status of the regional banks will receive capital from 300 million rubles and with assets of no more than RUB 7 billion, These banks will be able to work only in the region where they are located, and also in the bordering. They will not be able to make cross-border operations and transactions with non-residents, although foreign exchange operations will be available via Russian counterparties. However, their regulation will be simplified: the banks will have to comply with only two of the capital adequacy ratio is three and one liquidity ratio instead of three.

Credit organizations who do not want to obtain the status of a regional Bank will have to increase the minimum capital to 1 billion rubles by January 1, 2018.