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Licensing Department
Director: Fedorenko Mykhailo 

Tel.: +380 44 521 89 21
e-mail: [email protected]

Main Functions:
  • ensuring the NBU functions pertaining to registration and licensing of banks, nonbank financial institutions, and other entities, taking measures to ensure licensing, approval, and registration activities in the payment market, including the following:
  • approving banks’ charters and amendments thereto, licensing banking business and transactions, as permitted by applicable law, maintaining the State Register of Banks
  • accreditation of foreign banks’ branches and representative offices in Ukraine
  • issuing licenses to nonbank financial institutions and other entities other than financial institutions but authorized to provide certain financial services to conduct activities on provision of financial services, licenses to transfer funds in the domestic currency without opening accounts, licenses to perform foreign exchange operations, licenses to trade currency valuables; halting, renewal, and revoking (cancelling) of such licenses under the Ukrainian legislation; performance of other licensing, registering, and approval actions as regards participants of nonbank financial services market, their managers, owners, and ownership structures 
  • keeping records of the State Register of Financial Institutions and, in the cases set forth by legal acts and regulations, other registers of entities other than financial institutions that are licensed to provide certain financial services, participants of nonbank financial services market, state regulation and supervision over the activities of which is performed by the NBU
  • preliminarily evaluation of the entities qualifying for participation in withdrawal of insolvent banks from the market 
  •  issuing licenses to legal entities for providing cash collection services and permits for the cash processing and storage 
  •  approving and registering activities for members of the payment market 
  • keeping the Register of Payment Systems, Settlement Systems, Participants and Payment Infrastructure Service Providers.