The Bank’s rating of the Russian Orthodox Church was placed under observation

The Bank’s rating of the Russian Orthodox Church was placed under observation

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The Agency RAEX does not exclude change of the rating of the Bank “Peresvet”, the main shareholder is the Russian Orthodox Church. Possible rating change associated with the start of outflow of customer funds

Rating Agency RAEX (Expert RA) 19 Oct established the status of “under supervision” in the credit rating of the Bank “Peresvet”, follows from the message of the Agency.

“Establishing the status of “under observation” rating due to the negative background information in relation to the Bank, which may provoke early withdrawal of funds by creditors,” explained RAEX.

The Agency does not exclude the probability of rating actions against the Bank in the next three months. Now the Bank is rated at A+ (“Very high level of creditworthiness”) with stable Outlook.

On Tuesday, October 18, it became knownthat “Peresvet” has restricted the issuance of deposits of physical persons amounts to 100 thousand rubles, or $1.5 million As explained by the call centre employees due to the excitement, the Bank may not suit all applications.

The representative of the press service of the Bank “Peresvet” said RBC that binds the increased demand with the emergence of reports in the media about the disappearance of the Chairman of the Board of Bank Alexander Shvets. The Bank after the occurrence of such messages has released an official statement clarifying that Sweden is in Moscow, but is undergoing treatment and therefore temporarily unable to perform the functions of Chairman of the Board

However, as assured the representatives of the “Peresvet”, the Bank has no liquidity problems.

Wednesday, October 19, the press service of the Bank told RBC that the Bank has not changed the cash withdrawal limit for customers. “The restrictions concern only cash transactions. In the coming days they will be removed”, — said the representative of the credit institution.

Bank “Peresvet” specializiruetsya on lending to large corporate clients and small and medium-sized businesses. The Bank’s assets grew by 1 October 2016 up to 198 billion rubles 43rd place in the ranking for assets under version RAEX (Expert RA), own funds — 30.3 billion rubles, the profit after tax for the first nine months of 2016 is 3.1 billion rubles. the Bank’s Main shareholder — the Russian Orthodox Church, which owns more than 49% of the shares of the Bank, 24% owned by chamber of Commerce (CCI).