Statement of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation appeared after the largest retail Bank Sberbank has made all transactions within the Bank in excess of 50 thousand rubles for individuals and abolished the surcharge free limit on the money transfers through ATMs. With the current June for the transfer of any amount with them to pay 1%. And at the end of March the Bank announced that all transactions within the Bank in excess of 50 thousand rubles for individuals be paid.
Reacting to these innovations, the press service of the regulator said that from the point of view of expenses of the Bank restrictions is not justified, and the Commission limit the ability of citizens to freely transfer money. “We see that some market participants, referring to new requirements, introduced new limits and additional fees for the citizens for transfers within your network <…> to Impose such barriers is unacceptable given the fact that the Bank knows its customer and payment behavior,” – said the press service of the Bank.
And the head of the Central Bank Elvira Nabiullina told journalists that the regulator intends to “monitor the situation”. And if the banks will use the fact that will so increase the burden on the population card, I do not exclude that we will appeal to the State Duma with a request to give us the necessary powers, – said Nabiullina.