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The proverb “small spool, yes expensive” is beginning to take on more and more meaning. The production of small money is starting to cost the world so dearly that economically weak countries have long abandoned it, and the stronger ones are looking for options that would reduce the cost of small things at least to the level of their nominal value, but these efforts lead to funny results.
As soon as mankind invented money, how did he immediately encounter the need to somehow break it into smaller parts, because you won’t start giving the same money for a cow and chicken? However, it quickly became clear that it was not so easy to divide the main (usually gold or silver) coin into shares. As a result, the ancient Greeks, for example, had to use coins of about two dozen denominations. After a series of reforms and troubles, the Roman Caesars managed to reduce the variety of coins to five denominations from the largest – aureus to the smallest – ace (400 aces were considered in one aureus). Inattention to a small coin, as a rule, cost dear rulers: before the modern monetary system developed, more than one state was shocked by outbreaks of social discontent caused by this reason. Continue reading
Lending to individuals is growing faster than the corporate borrowing market. In April, the volume of money issued to Russians for personal needs increased by 3.8 percent compared to 2.4 in the field of lending to non-financial organizations and exceeded six trillion rubles. It is not surprising that such amounts attract all kinds of crooks who want to grab at least part of such a tidbit. How often do banks face retail lending fraud? What debt schemes attract the most attention of scammers?
A Bigness correspondent addressed these questions to several of the largest Russian financial institutions that are leading in the consumer lending market – Sberbank, VTB24, Home Credit … But everywhere he was either at a loss or refused to provide data on this issue. Or, as in Raiffeisen Bank, they stated that there were no cases of fraud in their practice, as the bank’s experts meticulously check all the documents provided by the borrowers.
Bankers’ secrecy is easy to understand. Fraud for any type of loan is a painful topic for bank employees. However, this secrecy indicates the urgency of the problem. Another confirmation of this is the adorning website of Home Credit Bank for calls to borrowers to be vigilant about possible scams. Continue reading
The bill on collection in Russia is subject to change. This initiative was made by the Prosecutor General, who has to process a shaft of complaints from citizens about illegal actions of collectors. According to the Prosecutor General, the sphere needs to be licensed instead of the previously planned creation of a self-regulatory institution.
The volume of overdue monetary obligations of citizens to banks reached 310.2 billion rubles. By July of this year, collectors had sold overdue debts worth more than 86 billion rubles. Over the past year, the cession market has grown by 30%. In 2011, we bought debts of 78.7 billion rubles, while in 2010 the total amount was 60.2 billion rubles.
A separate law that would govern the implementation of collection activities in Russia does not exist. So far, only the bill “On the collection of overdue debts”, which is being developed by the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, is in force. However, he has not yet entered either the government or the State Duma. According to the latest edition, a self-regulatory organization should deal with the control of market participants. Continue reading