In the savings Bank explained the decline in foreign currency deposits for a billion dollars

© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Aminopherase in fotomonster of Sberbank at the Russian investment forum in Sochi. Archival photoIn the savings Bank explained the decline in foreign currency deposits for a billion dollars© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Aminopherase the image Bank

Sberbank commented on the message on the outflow of about one billion dollars of foreign currency deposits. In a press-service of the credit organization, the situation called «managed evolution of the balance.»

Previously, the Agency Bloomberg reported that in August the amount of foreign currency deposits in Sberbank decreased by $ 1.2 billion. According to the newspaper, the outflow of funds has raised fears of new sanctions against Russia. The Agency indicated that the foreign currency deposits account for about 29 percent of total deposits, which is estimated at 324 billion dollars.

In Sberbank said that the Bank optimizes the attraction of funds, when the loans in certain currencies or reduced contributions to them are unreasonably expensive.

«Sberbank dynamically manages its balance and supports diversified liabilities structure, providing in addition to reliability, high efficiency», — stated in the message.

In a press-service of the credit organization said that the outflow of funds in the amount of one billion dollars in terms of when the currency part of the balance is estimated at 94-95 billions of dollars «should be considered as the result of controlled evolution of the Bank’s balance sheet».

Sberbank also reported that increased interest rates on dollar deposits, the current rate is two percent.

Dollar transactions for citizens will not stop

In August, the U.S. Congress introduced a bill with a whole set of anti-Russian measures, including sanctions against Russian public debt and state banks, the list of which includes Vnesheconombank, Sberbank, VTB, Gazprombank, Rosselkhozbank, and Promsvyazbank.

The Russian Central Bank said that in the case of sanctions operations with the American currency for the citizens would not be stopped.

«Rumors about problems with the dollar in Russia, they are somewhat exaggerated. But it absolutely does not mean that we should to rely in its foreign trade, in domestic operations in the American, European, or any other currency. The ruble is the national currency», — said the Deputy Chairman of the Central Bank Sergey Shvetsov.

He explained that the US is less interested in banning the use of dollars.

«This is the best in the world of business to print papers and in exchange for printed products to benefit all of the world, so, of course, will not happen <…> No blockade from the point of view of the use of the dollar, at least from the rhetoric, which today is, and such question is not necessary», — concluded the Chairman of the Central Bank.