Customers began to complain about the new restrictions.
Sberbank and VTB customers cannot transfer currency between Russian banks. The call center explains that the restrictions are related to the “current situation”.
According to RIA Novosti, consultants say that Sberbank cannot “guarantee that a currency transfer to another bank will be with you”. Call centers advise to convert the money into rubles, and then transfer it.
Sberbank now transfers only in rubles – no one was able to orient themselves in terms. As soon as restrictions are eased, banks will resume currency transfers.
VTB has the same situation – currency transfers have been stopped. The call center also did not give a date when the option would be reinstated.
The state bank says it is looking for alternative channels for these transfers.
Meanwhile, payments are available for Russian customers – VTB in Belarusian rubles, Kazakh tenge, Armenian drams, Azerbaijani manats.
Legal entities can also transfer in Vietnamese dong. Under the trade agreements, companies can transfer money in Chinese yuan and Indian rupees.
The press service of the Moscow Stock Exchange, which includes the National Settlement Depository, said that there was no information about restrictions on currency transfers between banks. .< /p>
Earlier, Central Bank chief Elvira Nabiullina said that in the face of sanctions, banks in Russia should limit their currency position as much as possible. Banks will continue to reduce the volume of foreign exchange transactions, they may not even offer such products to customers.
As Topnews wrote earlier, in the face of sanctions and difficulties supply of equipment, mobile operators in Russia began to charge money for issuing SIM cards.