Due to the sanctions and restrictions of the Bank of Russia, transferring money abroad has become much more difficult than before. Many Russian companies that are directly connected with clients from abroad are looking for an opportunity to transfer money to them quickly and reliably. In this article, we will look at the basic concepts and possibilities for transferring money from Russia to abroad:

How much money can be transferred abroad?

According to the rules of the Bank of Russia, from the beginning of April until September 2022, Russians can transfer abroad no more than $10,000 or the equivalent in another currency per month. This applies to individuals. Transfers can be made from an account in a Russian bank to your account or to another person abroad.

Through companies that provide money transfer services without opening an account, you can transfer no more than $5,000 per month or the equivalent in another currency, the Central Bank noted. This applies to money transfer systems and electronic wallets. The amounts are calculated at the official exchange rate set by the Central Bank on the date of the transfer order. (1)

Let’s see how your company can transfer money abroad

  1. Through money transfer systems

Money can be transferred abroad through some Russian payment systems and wallets:

  • Unistream;
  • “Gold Crown”
  • QIWI wallet.

Not all of them make it possible to send foreign currency abroad.

  1. Through Russian banks, but with restrictions

Since March 12, the European Union has disconnected a number of Russian banks from SWIFT, the international interbank information transfer system. With its help, banks send orders to foreign partners for currency transfer, conversion and other operations.

But if the bank is not under blocking sanctions and is not disconnected from SWIFT, then technically the transfer is possible. (2)

  1. Through an account outside of Russia

Sometimes the only way out is to open an account outside of Russia, say, in the post-Soviet Union countries, transfer rubles, and pay out from there.

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1 – http://www.cbr.ru/eng/press/event/?id=12786

2 – https://tass.com/economy/1416127?utm_source=google.ru&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=google.ru&utm_referrer=google.ru


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