RBC: bailiffs started blocking payments to foreign collectors

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RBC: bailiffs started blocking payments to foreign collectors
RBC: bailiffs started blocking payments to foreign collectors
25 March, 09:31In the worldPhoto: 1MI
The Federal Bailiff Service (FSSP) in some areas has ceased to transfer payments to collectors with foreign origin. In a conversation with RBC, the claimants expressed the opinion that this is due to the harsh interpretation of the presidential decrees on counter-sanctions.

“Documents with “information on foreign claimants” are sent to the district departments of the FSSP in the regions. The letters say that “until further notice” the transfer of funds in favor of companies “that are non-residents” should be suspended, the signs of non-residence are also described there, and different lists of companies and banks are provided that should not receive collected debts”, - reports RBC.

Large collection agencies faced problems, including the “daughter” of the German EOS Group EOS, ID Collect, which is part of the IDF Eurasia group registered in Cyprus and many others. It is noted that according to the FSSP, subsidiaries of foreign banks Rosbank, Unicredit and Raiffeisenbank were also classified as non-resident companies.

“They [bailiffs] interpret the decree in a very strange way. Although it says that you must be a non-resident, and most are residents, nevertheless, the FSSP reacted very strangely to this”, - said RBC interlocutors who encountered a problem.

“Cases of blocking payments may be associated with the development of a unified law enforcement practice”, - Rosbank said.

As RBC notes, problems with transfers can be traced in some district departments of the FSSP. At the same time, the court decision on the collection of debts is executed, the funds are transferred to the state accounts of the service, but from there they are not transferred to the collectors.

“The so-called depositor is an employee of the service who distributes money directly to collectors, looks at the list, breaks through the TIN, and if the company is on the black list, then the money is not transferred”, - one of RBC’s interlocutors said.

From March 1, the Bank of Russia introduced restrictions on transfers abroad for foreigners. Citizens of those countries that have imposed sanctions against Russia are prohibited from transferring any amounts from the Russian Federation. The government took this decision as a response to the economic sanctions imposed by Western countries and their partners because of the special operation of the Russian Federation in Ukraine.

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