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Central Bank asked to lift the ban on anonymous use of electronic wallets in the Russian Federation

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The FinTech Association and the Qiwi payment service, which is part of it, have proposed that the Russian central bank abandon the ban on anonymous replenishment of electronic wallets . New restrictions can be sent under the so-called regulatory guillotine, according to RBC.

They started talking about the launch of the "guillotine" in the Central Bank in September. Within the framework of a project similar to the government one, the regulator will analyze and remove the lost or redundant legal norms.

In the document, the central bank was asked to cancel identification for individuals during transfers, as well as when replenishing cash in the amount of up to 5 thousand rubles of wallets opened with credit organizations.

FinTech also wants to increase the limits on electronic cash transactions. At the moment, users who have passed simplified identification can hold no more than 60 thousand rubles in their accounts and make transactions with a maximum of 200 thousand rubles per month.

“If these issues are resolved, electronic money can become a full-fledged replacement for cash, the most affordable and convenient payment tool,” the Qiwi press service said.

Recall that the Russian Federation Council approved the ban on replenishment of electronic wallets in cash in the summer. New amendments enter into force next year.

Publication date 10/08/2019
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