President of Sberbank German Gref said that the financial organization is searching for “fastest options” exit from the market of Ukraine, reports “Interfax”.
Gref also called “discriminatory decision” imposed by Kiev, the ban on interbank operations between the Ukrainian “daughter” of the savings Bank and the parent structure.
Last week, Kiev had imposed sanctions for a year against five Ukrainian “daughters” Russian banks. Got to the black list of the financial organizations are forbidden to withdraw funds outside the country. In particular, under the sanctions were the “daughter” of Sberbank, VTB, BM-Bank, Prominvestbank and VS Bank.
Deputy head of the National Bank of Ukraine Ekaterina Rozhkova March 19, said that all banks with Russian state capital are already negotiating about selling. The national Bank of Ukraine in the current conditions, considers sale the best way to leave the Ukrainian market, said Rozhkov.
Monday, March 21, the Bank announced that next week will be taken the final decision on the sale of the Ukrainian Prominvestbank. According to the head of state Corporation Sergey Gor, purchasing subsidiary “actively interested” Hungarian banking group OTP.
According to the NBU, the “daughter” of Russian banks have obligations to physical persons and legal entities of Ukraine to 36 billion UAH (about $1.4 billion).
Russian banks in Ukraine
In late January, the head of the National Bank of Ukraine Valeria Gontareva said in an interview with “New time” that the share of Russian banks in the Ukrainian market decreased “over the past few years” from 15 to 8%. According to Gontareva, the problems of banks with Russian capital appeared due to the fact that they actively lent Donetsk and Lugansk regions.
Now in Ukraine there are seven banks with Russian capital two Bank Sberbank (“Sberbank Ukraine” and PJSC “Vs Bank”), two of the VTB group (VTB Bank and BM Bank), HVB Ukraine (controlled by Vnesheconombank), alpha Bank (enters in “the alpha-Groups”) and Forward the Bank (shareholder of the Bank “Russian standard”).
Five of them — “Sberbank Ukraine”, VTB Bank, BM Bank, Prominvestbank, Alfa-Bank has reduced its assets, shows the report for the third quarter of 2016, according to IFRS. In particular, the savings Bank occupies in the Ukrainian banking system the fourth place in terms of assets (according to the website Banker.ua), has reduced them by nearly 9% from 51.8 billion to 47.2 billion. Alfa-Bank, occupying the fifth place, by 2.8% from 42.4 billion to 41.2 billion hryvnia. BM-Bank — 6.3% — from 3.2 billion to 3 billion. VTB Bank — by 19.1% — from 25.7 billion to 20.6 billion hryvnia.
The share of funds of natural persons in the banks with Russian capital decreased from 9.3% in early 2014 to 5.5% by 2016, the share of legal entities — from 8.3 to 3.3 percent, noted previously, the regulator.