The Central Bank will disconnect cash lovers from banking services

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The Central Bank will disconnect cash lovers from banking services
The Central Bank will disconnect cash lovers from banking services
3 December 2020, 14:19EconomyPhoto: Медиахолдинг 1Mi
Yuri Tverdokhleb, Ph.D. in Economics, Associate Professor of the Department of Regulation of the Activities of Financial Institutions of the RANEPA, believes that disconnection from banking services is a fully justified measure for persistent violators of anti-money laundering legislation.

He shared his opinion in an interview with Sputnik radio.

The Central Bank plans to connect to checks on bank customers for the risks of cashing out or money laundering, it follows from the draft amendments to anti-money laundering legislation. In particular, consumers will be divided into three zones: red (high risk of being involved in questionable transactions), yellow (medium risk) and green (low risk). Clients from the red group will not be able to open new bank accounts, carry out any operation, as well as use the remote banking system (RBS) and the Rapid Payment System (SBP), writes RBC.

Tverdokhleb believes that this is a completely acceptable and justified measure for persistent violators of anti-money laundering legislation. He stressed that work in this direction has been going on for many years, and they are trying to systematize it.

“The establishment of common rules is just that attempt, which aims to create certain common approaches to assessing possible risks. After identifying certain categories of customers who fall under this law, given the significance of the violations they allow themselves to make, it is wiser and more correct to classify them in a certain way. If they are persistent violators of anti-money laundering legislation and allow themselves the appropriate operations, then disconnecting them from banking services is a perfectly acceptable and justified measure”, - the expert noted.

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