Russian banks have stopped accepting dollars and euros through ATMs, Izvestia found out. In 11 out of 13 systemically important credit institutions of the Russian Federation there is no option to deposit foreign currency. Purely out of friendship: Russians study deposits in “non-toxic” currencies Rubles are still a priority
There is no such function in Sberbank’s ATM (from the English Automated teller machine – an apparatus for issuing and receiving money), the bank’s call center reported and confirmed to Izvestia in its press service. At VTB, customers have not been able to replenish their account in Western currencies through self-service devices since April 19 last year, the bank’s call center said. The information was also confirmed by the press service.
On the acceptance of only the national currency through ATMs, the call center and the press service of Otkritie Bank reported. From the beginning of spring, the acceptance of foreign currency through ATM was also stopped at Raiffeisenbank and Unicreditbank.
The possibility of depositing dollars and euros through a self-service device has long been gone, noted in the call center of Gazprombank. In addition, Sovcombank shared that the possibility of replenishing foreign currency deposits in cash was valid until March 10, 2022. It is also now impossible to deposit currency at ATMs of the MCB, RSHB, PSB and Rosbank. Most credit institutions did not say why they stopped accepting Western currencies.
Dollars and euros from among systemically important credit institutions, according to information from call center specialists, are accepted only at Alfa and Tinkoff ATMs. In the first bank, no commission is charged for depositing currency, and in the second, they charge a fee of 5%.
At the same time, out of the top 30 banks, Post Bank, UBRD and RNKB do not accept foreign currency.
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