Banks were allowed not to apply limits to volunteers for the purchase of military goods
The financial regulator removed the limit on payments for volunteers using hryvnia payment cards abroad for the purchase of military goods.
The National Bank has decided to cancel a number of restrictions on the calculations of volunteers and businesses starting on August 6, according to the regulator’s website.
Restrictions will not apply if a number of requirements are met at the same time. In particular, operations from the volunteer’s account must be typical of operations that were carried out on his accounts before July 21 and exceeded the equivalent of UAH 100,000 per month.
The bank must be provided with a letter from a state body or a military unit about cooperation with a volunteer and ordering goods for the appropriate purpose, if the amount of such transaction exceeds the equivalent of UAH 400,000 per month.
It is also necessary to provide the approximate cost of the product and the terms of order fulfillment, and to inform the bank volunteer about the collection of funds for the purpose of paying for the products.
According to the resolution, the list of goods that can be purchased by individual volunteers includes walkie-talkies, bulletproof vests, hard hats, helmets, military and tactical uniforms, military and tactical footwear, protective clothing, optical tracking devices, unmanned aerial vehicles, sleeping bags, and sleeping bags. and means of providing medical care.
The NBU emphasized that in order to prevent the use of the relevant decision of the regulator for non-compliance with the current restrictions, it is determined that the availability of information in the bank from open sources regarding the unscrupulous practices of the activity of a natural person may be a reason for the bank to refuse to carry out such operations in the future in the amount exceeding the limit of UAH 100 thousand per month (equivalent).
The regulator also includes walkie-talkies in the list of military goods, for the purchase of which citizens have the opportunity to buy currency and transfer it abroad within the monthly limit of UAH 400 thousand (equivalent).
The National Bank also simplified currency restrictions for business, in particular the use of corporate payment cards.
The resolution allows banks to sell foreign currency to Ukrainian legal entities and natural persons-entrepreneurs with a credit to the client’s account in foreign currency for further use of the currency to make expenses using corporate payment cards abroad.
In particular, these funds can be spent on the travel of employees abroad exclusively for the payment of daily expenses within the daily limit of 80 euros (equivalent) per employee, for accommodation and transportation expenses (with documentary confirmation of the calculation of these expenses).
It is also determined that the restriction on making payments abroad within the limit of UAH 100,000 (equivalent) per month will not apply to the bank’s clients – legal entities, who carry out the transportation of goods in international messages on the basis of documents granting the right to carry out the relevant transportation .
We will remind The NBU has set new limits for settlements hryvnia payment cards abroad from July 21.
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