National Bank of Ukraine

National Bank of Ukraine Resolvs Issues On Procedure For Opening and Servising Customer Accounts
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30 January 2019


The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) brought some number of issues on procedure for opening and servicing accounts of the banks’ customers in line with the law.


In particular, the NBU addressed the following:

      procedure for application of electronic signatures to electronic documents (including electronic settlement documents)

      cancelation of the requirement for sole proprietors and individuals who perform independent professional activity/individual nonresident investors to submit signature samples to a bank

      the banks’ obligation to inform the state enforcement service or private enforcement agents about opening/closing accounts of individuals recorded in the Unified Register of Borrowers

      using escrow accounts to purchase/sell real estate.


These issues are included into the NBU Board Resolution No. 23 dated 28 January 2019 On Amendments to Certain Regulatory Documents of the National Bank of Ukraine (Resolution No. 23).


Resolution No. 23 is aimed to fulfill requirements of the Law of Ukraine On Electronic Trust Services and the Law of Ukraine On Amendments to Certain Laws of Ukraine on Economic Preconditions to Enhance Protection of the Rights of the Child to Adequate Support (the two came into effect on 7 November 2018 and 28 August 2018 respectively).


Resolution No. 23 amends:

      The Instruction On the Procedure for Opening, Using, and Closing Accounts in National and Foreign Currencies approved by NBU Board Resolution No. 492 dated 12 November 2003

      The Regulation On the Rules Governing Execution by the Banks of Ukraine of Deposit Operations with Legal Entities and Individuals approved by NBU Board Resolution No. 516 dated 3 December 2003

      The Instruction On Cashless National Currency Payments in Ukraine approved by NBU Board Resolution No. 22 dated 21 January 2004.


Resolution No. 23 comes into effect on 31 January 2019.                                                                       




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