The Russian banks gave new reasons for the blocking of accounts

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Changes in the Russian economy associated with the epidemic of the coronavirus that caused the Federal service for financial monitoring is recommended to Refine the AML / CFT measures for Russian banks, reports “Izvestia”.

Credit institutions were given a new reason for blocking the accounts of organizations in suspicious activity. The Agency attributed to the risk areas the areas associated to the production and sale of medical products, as well as the allocation of budget funds allocated by the state to support business and population.

Experts of Rosfinmonitoring pointed out that in the current environment risks of illegal cashing. Banks also proposed to closely monitor possible illegal operations with the sale of goods and services for anti-epidemic measures.

It is noted that provisions are consistent with the recommendations issued by international Group development of measures to combat money laundering (FATF).

The report lists examples where criminals organise sham assistance program, posing as charitable organizations use a variety of schemes to steal money from these funds.

The Central Bank confirmed that in the present economy, operating budget funds and state corporations, require more attention.

Earlier, the Central Bank allowed banks in the period of epidemic to remotely open accounts, but they did not took advantage of the offer. They felt that the regulator, despite the resolution, will continue to be punished for such actions, especially if you suspect the risk of a breach of the AML / CFT measures.

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