Russia has all the chances to be deleted from the "black list" of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). Such an opinion was expressed by first deputy chairman of the Central Bank of Russia Andrei Kozlov who made an appearance at the National Banking Congress.
According to him, the FATF commission, which completed its work in Russia last week, audited three banks in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Tula. The preliminary impression of the auditors is very positive, Kozlov stressed.
He noted that only six months have passed since the law on laundering the illegally obtained proceeds came into force, but the banks had already managed to establish systems for collecting information on suspicious transactions. Materials on "many hundreds of cases" have already been submitted to law-enforcement agencies, Kozlov said.
This year the Bank of Russia has audited all the banks and the majority of them fulfil the rules adopted in Russia in compliance with FATF requirements.