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Central Bank: New rules for identification of customers do not complicate currency exchange



These Regulations come into force on December 27, 2015.



25.Dec.15 10:43 AM
By Svetlana Siuhina
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Central Bank: New rules for identification of customers do not complicate currency exchange
On December 27, 2015 will come into effect new rules concerning the identification of the customer's bank.

In accordance with the Bank of Russia from 15.10.2015 № 499-P "On the identification of customers by credit institutions, representatives of the customer and the beneficial owners of beneficiaries in order to counter the legalization (laundering) of proceeds from crime and terrorist financing" in the currency exchange in the amount of 15 000. No documents are required. This also applies at present.

When exchanging a larger amount the customer must provide an identity document. A press release from the regulator clarifies that the law does not oblige individuals to fix their own identity by filling in the form, it fills the bank employee. Credit institution, in accordance with Regulation № 499-P, the client may require additional information: INN, phone number, an indication of the place of work.



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