Central Bank asked to cancel the mandatory transfer of budget money on the card “the World”


As told the newspaper “Kommersant” several sources close to the banks of the top 10, major lending institutions are going to ask the head of the Bank of Russia Elvira Nabiullina to adjust the amendments to the bill “About national payment system”, which was submitted to the Duma in December 2016 head of Committee for financial market Anatoly Aksakov.

According to sources, the treatment plan to prepare Alfa-Bank, OTKRITIE, Promsvyazbank other banks. A letter will be sent to the head of the regulator next week, interlocutors of the edition speak.

Under the bill, all social and budget payments to the Russians will get on the card “the World”. The requirement comes into force on 1 January 2018.

Officially, according to “Kommersant”, representatives of banks — in particular, Alfa-Bank, OTKRITIE Bank and Promsvyazbank said about the technical feasibility of the requirements. The sources, close to banks, stressed that a legislative provision in this formulation, “the anti-monopoly laws” and “will destroy the existing payment infrastructure.”

According to experts, the innovation will cause resentment on the part of citizens themselves. So, the main researcher, center of industrial Economics research financial Institute under the Ministry of Finance Viktor Utkin says that the use of those or other cards — the exclusive right of the people themselves, and they may not want to go to card “the World”. “The banking community quite a lot of evidence that as a result of this bill will suffer first of all the population. You need to provide the opportunity of obtaining funds and not on this map,” he said.

According to “Kommersant”, without the support of the Central Bank the chances of the banks to change the situation a little. “Let me write the letter. I don’t think there is any kind of compromise on this issue”, — said the author of the bill Anatoly Aksakov, Recalling that decision was made two years ago and currently just set deadlines.

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