The head of the Association of Russian banks has declared readiness to resign

Moscow. July 21. INTERFAX.RU – President of the Association of Russian banks (ARB) Garegin Tosunyan said that he was ready to leave his post, if this will depend on the preservation of the ARB.

On Monday, eight of the largest banks (Sberbank , VTB , VTB 24, Alfa-Bank, Gazprombank, Rosselkhozbank, Bank “FC Opening” and b & n ) has criticized the work of the management of ARB and announced its withdrawal from the Association. The responsibility for the situation, in their opinion, is the President Tosunyan, who often takes the decision by himself.

“If the Association its most says, Garegin Ashotovich, we are very grateful to you, but for us it is important to preserve and so we’ll go over these banks, but without you. Well, of course, I naturally will leave,” said Tosunyan, the radio station “Echo of Moscow”, answering the question whether he is ready to resign if the stake will be the question of preserving the ARB.

“Claims personally to me it never was, it is public,” he added. Banks, announced the withdrawal of the ARB, did not rule out the creation of a new professional Association or convert the existing professional associations to lobby their interests.

“Do you understand each of them without joining the Association already enough influence. And if United, in the cage sometimes the Union leads to great difficulties…”, – said the head of the ARB.

According to information on the ARB website, the Association has 452 members, of whom 291 – credit organizations. Membership fees in ARB depend on the quantity of capital of banks: the larger the credit, the more the amount of the contribution. Thus, banks with a capital of 100 billion roubles (into this category fall announced its release of the banks) pay to the Association 1.5 million rubles a year.