Date: 3 weeks ago   Category: Finance

Kozak opposed state regulation of rates of acquiring — Rambler News Service


State regulation of rates of acquiring should not be, the Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak following the results of a congress of "Business Russia" told journalists. "State regulation, and the Central Bank is state regulation too, should not be in this sphere", - the Deputy Prime Minister told, answering an appropriate question of RNS. He reminded that earlier retailers and banks signed the memorandum of the principles of regulation of rates of acquiring. Earlier the Retail Companies Association (AKOPT) set to Association of banks of Russia the official letter (is at the disposal of RNS), in which it warned about risk of increase in prices for products in retail chain stores because of high rates of acquiring. According to AKOPT, payment by cash cards is to the organizations of trade by 4 times more expensive, than reception of cash with the subsequent their collection. Kozak reported that he does not know about this appeal of retailers. "We signed the corresponding memorandum of the principles of regulation of acquiring. I do not know about such address, and we in the third decade of March put the end to this question", - he told. Earlier today regulation of the commissions for acquiring was opposed by the head of the FAS Igor Artemyev. On February 6 the President of Russia Vladimir Putin during the forum of "Business Russia" called the commission for business at non-cash payments "quasitax". Putin noted that in a number of the countries the similar operations commission makes 0.2% for debit cards and 0.3% for credit cards, and in Russia in some cases the commission reaches 3%. Later the president charged to the Central Bank to prepare and submit offers on a possibility of decrease in the size of separate types of the commissions for money transfer paid at non-cash payments together with the Government of the Russian Federation. On March 22 the head of the Central Bank Elvira Nabiullina during the press conference said that decrease in the commissions for acquiring can lead only to redistribution of income between retail chain stores and banks and will not affect the end user in any way.

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