The number of employees of large and medium Russian banks in the first half of 2016 amounted to 717 thousand. Compared to indicators for 2015, it decreased by 52 thousand, reports RBC , citing data from the Federal state statistics service (Rosstat).

“While the average annual figure for 2015 was more than 769 thousand people, whereas in 2014 it was equal to 835 thousand,” – said the Agency Deputy head of Rosstat Constantine Likes.

According to government statistics, over 2.5 years of large and medium-sized banks have fired about 120 thousand people, or about 15% of Bank employees.

As told RBC HR agencies, some laid-off settled for a lower position, others had to change the scope of activities.

In addition, in June this year, about 2.6% decrease in the number of people employed in financial activities and real estate compared to January last year.

Rosstat statistics correlated with the overall reduction in the number of credit institutions in the Russian Federation and decrease of credit activity of the population, say interviewed by the Agency experts. The reduction in Bank employees is due to closure of banks, with a reduction in the volume of their retail business as a whole.

Many banks, even those that were not threatened revocation of license, reduced activity in the retail business and, accordingly, actively shut compartment.

In addition, reducing the number of Bank employees contributed to the transition calculations on remote channels.

Contributed to the reduction in the number of Bank employees and the”cleansing” of the banking sector, which started after coming to the position of Chairman of the Central Bank Elvira Nabiullina in 2013.

According to Agency on insurance of contributions (ASV), and in 2014 for the first half of 2016 liquidated 179 banking organizations, 31 of which the Bank lost the right to work in the first half of 2016. For 2014-2015 completed 28 treatments of liquidation, reorganization subjected to 32 organizations (two banks in the first half of 2016).

On the eve it became known that after the deprivation of the license of another credit institution in Russia happened exactly 600 banks.

2.5 years working in Russia lost more than 120 thousand employees of the Bank 06.10.2016

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