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Banks asked to defer the ban to replenish the anonymous wallets with cash

Russian banks on the background of the coronavirus turned to the Central Bank of the Russian Federation with a request until February of next year to defer the ban on the replenishment of anonymous electronic wallets with cash, to the letter of the Association of Russian banks (ADB), which is available to RIA Novosti.

"The Association of banks of Russia, given the social importance of implemented with the help of non-personified electronic means of payment services, as well as due to the pandemic coronavirus infection problems asks you to consider the possibility to postpone the date of entry into force of paragraph 2 of article 1 ... of the act of February 2, 2019 No. 264 "On amendments to the law "About national payment system" ... in the six months to 3 February 2021," reads the letter of the Association addressed to the head of the CBR Elvira Nabiullina.

Now such a ban is planned to enter since 3 August.

The inability to replenish the anonymous wallets and other electronic means of payment in cash would not only reduce the non-cash turnover, will reduce the transparency of payments and increase the risk of subsequent development of the epidemic, but also have a negative impact on the implementation of regional projects, including school and transport, say the authors of the letter. First of all, it cards students, which transferred funds to food, some transportation cards and corporate cards, which are disbursed to organizations providing health and fitness, medical services and meals.

The implementation of the law, not least hampered by the coronavirus, emphasized in ADB. Identification of owner of electronic means of payment is possible in Bank in his personal presence, which is difficult because of the regime of self-isolation, or remotely, however this service provides only a few banks.

"The implementation of the above complex of measures on improvement of IT systems of credit institutions is estimated by market participants in the amount of about 1-1,5 million rubles, and the time required for completion, vary in the range of 4-6 months," the letter says.

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