Russians Withdrew $ 28 Billion in Foreign Currency from Accounts in 2020
Over the past year, against the backdrop of the crisis and pandemic, bank clients withdrew $ 5 billion of foreign currency from their accounts more than in 2019. The amount of money received amounted to over $ 28 billion, follows from the data of the Central Bank. The most active funds were withdrawn in March and December, their volume reached more than $ 4 billion and $ 3 billion, respectively.
Banks Home Credit, Dom.RF and Rosbank confirmed that last year, compared to 2019, clients actually took more foreign currency from their accounts. In the bank "Dom.RF" the growth was 65% in ruble terms and 45% in nominal terms, said Evgeny Shitikov, director of retail products of the organization. At the same time, the increase in the volume of conversion transactions amounted to more than 100%.