Russian Bank Impacted By US Sanctions Hit By Mini Bank Run Over The Weekend

Monday, March 24, 2014
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
ZeroHedge.com
03/24/2014

Last week, after western sanctions against Russia expanded to include not only the first financial institution, Bank Rosiya, but also SMP bank whose main shareholders were on the sanctions list, unexpectedly both Visa and MasterCard halted providing transaction services to the two banks, without providing an explanation. Over the weekend, one of the banks got its full credit card functionality back after Visa Inc and MasterCard both resumed services for payment transactions for clients at Russia’s SMP bank.

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