Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Policy

RusAg’s anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing policy (AML/CTF) is developed in line with Federal Law No.115-FZ dated 07.08.2001 "Measures to Combat Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism" and the Bank of Russia recommendations.

The Bank has a designated officer for overseeing AML/CFT rules implementation, and authorized officers at the Bank’s branches.

RusAg has implemented the “Know Your Client” (KYC) policy. The KYC principle holds that information should be reviewed and checked, that all available client data should be ascertained and substantiated to identify clients, his/her representatives, beneficiaries, operations and other transactions, beneficiaries under a client’s operations or transactions should be determined and identified.

The Bank carries out regular staff trainings to provide the necessary skills necessary to implement anti-money laundering policies and to counteract terrorism financing.

RusAg does not open anonymous accounts (deposits), which is defined as opening an account (deposit) without the necessary identification documents being provided by the natural person or legal entity opening the account and does not open accounts (deposits) of anonymous sources or under false or fictitious names.

The Bank does not open accounts (deposits) for clients who do not provide the documents which would allow the financial institution to uniquely identify him/her (or his/her representative).

RusAg does not open accounts/deposits for natural persons without personal presence of the person opening account (or his/her representative).

The Bank does not maintain correspondent relationships with shell banks, which are defined as non-resident banks that have no permanent executive bodies in the countries in which they have been registered, and has not entered into correspondent relationships with banks that allow their accounts to be used by shell banks (banks that have no permanent executive bodies in the countries in which they have been registered).