Russia: Banking licence of JSC Expert Bank revoked

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November 1 2019

The Bank of Russia took this decision in accordance with Clauses 6 and 6.1, Part 1, Article 20 of the Federal Law ‘On Banks and Banking Activities’based on the facts that Expert Bank:

    • Committed multiple violations of the anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing laws and Bank of Russia regulations. The credit institution repeatedly submitted incomplete and incorrect information to the authorised body, including on operations subject to mandatory control;
    • Carried out dubious transactions involving foreign cash sale and money withdrawal abroad, as well as securities transactions having signs of cash flow substitution when retail companies transferred non-cash compensation for sale transactions to replace cash revenues;