• 13/07/2024 02:16

Restrictions on card transfers will apply to 1% of transactions – Getmantsev

The bill on limiting card transfers, being developed at the National Bank, will concern a small number of transactions. This was announced by the head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Finance, Tax and Customs Policy, Danilo Getmantsev, in an interview with Ukrinform.

Restrictions on card transfers will apply to 1% of transactions — Hetmans

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“The restrictions will not apply to 99% of non-cash transactions that each of us makes every day. We are talking only about certain anomalous operations used by drug dealers, illegal alcohol and tobacco dealers, as well as representatives of the illegal gambling business to carry out illegal activities. These are large criminal “businesses” that are trying to attract many individuals to their schemes,” he said.

Getmantsev explained that 99% of non-cash transactions of the population are typical.

“But, It’s probably not a typical operation for a pensioner to collect money from 100 strangers using his card. In the jargon of criminals, this is called a “dropper,” when a pensioner gives his card as if for rent,” and for a small percentage, he accumulates proceeds from unknown people on it, and then transfers these funds to the criminal,” the people’s deputy explained the scheme.

Getmantsev noted that the National Bank’s bill, when it is ready, will be publicly discussed and the financial committee “will make a balanced, comprehensive decision.”

On the topic: the NBU is studying the issues of restrictions on card transfers and cash replenishment through terminals


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