Belarusian banks introduced “draconian” fees for cash payments at the box office

If you pay electricity, to pay the utility bills and “to throw” money on the phone, you will have to pay 15 rubles.

Some banks are reviewing the Commission for reception of payments in cash at the box office. This year did BPS-Sberbank and Paritetbank. Reviewed this year the collection of remuneration for operations of natural persons also Belarusbank, according to tut.by.

BPS-Sberbank from January 20 increased the fee for a cash and transaction for a Bank card at the Bank for payments in favor of service provider from 3 to 5 rubles. A fee is charged for each payment. Simply put, if you pay electricity, to pay the utility bills and “to throw” money on a mobile phone, you will have to pay a Commission of 15 cents.

“The remuneration is not charged on transactions receiving cash in the transactions for a Bank card at Bank direct contracts concluded between the Bank and the producers of services, lump sum payments, payment of taxes, charges (duties) and other obligatory payments in Republican and local budgets, state target budget funds and the Fund of social protection of population of the Ministry of labour and social protection, and also insurance payments in favour of insurance organizations,” — noted in the Bank.

Paritetbank 10 January introduced the Commission for the reception and counting of cash at the box office on payments to service providers parties to SSIS. For each payment you need to pay 2 rubles. Earlier this Commission was charged not available in all cash desks of the Bank. No need to pay Commission when making payments to the state budget — taxes, charges, fees, fines.

The Bank also introduced the Commission on 10 January for the results in the box office cash cards of payment systems Visa International, Mastercard and payment system BELCARD cards issued by other banks. The Bank’s fee will be 2.5% of the amount (minimum $ 2). The fee does not include Commission of the issuing Bank per transaction cash withdrawal.

Belarusbank also this year, revised the collection of remuneration for operations of natural persons. The amendments entered into force on 15 January 2020. The updated collection of the Commission for reception of cash (a transaction on a Bank card) to the cashier of the Bank on payments to service providers is $ 2 for each payment. “The reward shall pay a natural person (to be charged from the account) in the absence of services in tree services SSIS” — said on the website of the Bank.

Recall the Bank from 1 October 2018 has introduced a fee for the receipt of some cash payments at the box office — 1 ruble. The fee is charged for each payment in the cashier of the Bank, including tuition, Parking, Internet services.

The Bank previously announced the introduction of fees for cash transactions at the Bank from August 1, 2016. Then the time of occurrence of the special Commission was moved to October 1, 2016, and later this decision and completely abolished.