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Licensing Nonbank Institutions

The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) issues licenses to participants of the nonbank financial services market and registers participants of the payment market in order to protect consumer rights in financial services and thus foster financial stability in Ukraine.

The NBU issues licenses to:


Nonbank financial institutions for the following financial services:
  • deposit taking
  • financial leasing​
  • lending (including lending on interest)
  • guarantee issuance
  • insurance activities
  • factoring.

Nonbank financial institutions and postal service operators for:

  • money transfers
  • currency transactions.

Legal entities for:

  • financial leasing
  • cash-in-transit.
The NBU registers participants of the payment market:


  • payment systems
  • participants of payment systems
  • payment service providers.

The NBU constantly improves the legal framework on licensing in order to bring it in line with the international standards.


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Information on licenses issued by the National Bank to non-banking institutions