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The Bank of Russia seriously discussed with professional participants of the market restrictions on opening of foreign currency deposits to ordinary Russians, writes Forbes, citing sources. The reason for such news was a joke at the meeting of the Central Bank with representatives of self-regulatory organizations of the financial market.
According to the interlocutor of the edition, during this meeting one of the market participants voiced concerns that the regulation of the market can reach up to a ban by the regulator to open foreign currency deposits non-qualified investors. “It was a shout of colleagues. And the context was a joke,” said the source.
At the same time, another participant in the meeting noted that the first Deputy Chairman of the Central Bank Sergey Shvetsov, who attended the meeting, took the idea seriously. However, in the future, the Central Bank said Forbes, in this context, the topic of foreign currency deposits was not discussed and not discussed.
According to the Bank of Russia, on June 1, 2019, the amount of funds placed by citizens on foreign exchange deposits reached 6.2 trillion rubles. The volume of deposits of individuals in national currency amounted to 22.6 trillion rubles.
Yesterday, the newspaper “Kommersant” reported that foreign currency deposits, together with some other types of savings can be considered investment instruments are permitted only for qualified investors. This means that they may become unavailable for Russians. According to the publication, the relevant amendments to the legislation were discussed at a closed meeting of the Bank of Russia with financial market participants.
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