A delegation of OJSC “FUNDSERVICEBANK” headed by Vice President Valery Golev participated in the 22nd Congress of the Association of Russian Banks (ARB). The bank was also the official sponsor of the congress. The Association's congress was held in the Hall of Columns of the House of Unions on April 5, on the eve of its 20th anniversary, which gave the banking forum a particularly solemn character.
The Chairman of the Bank of Russia Sergey Ignatiev and the head of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs Alexander Shokhin made presentations at the congress. Among the speakers were also Arkady Dvorkovich, Assistant to the President of Russia, Sergey Mironov, Chairman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly, Andrei Kostin, Chairman of the Board of VTB, as well as heads of banking associations and banks from various regions of the country.
The main theme for the congress was “The Challenge of the Decade: Quality and Affordability of Banking Services”. In detail, it was highlighted in its report by the President of the ARB Garegin Tosunyan. Of course, it is reflected in all speeches. Arkady Dvorkovich, in particular, particularly stressed the need for the development of banking in the regions.In addition, one of the priorities for banks should be “ensuring the transparency of their activities,” said the Russian presidential aide, explaining that this concerns “everything related to the corporate management culture.” “Banking services are used by millions of citizens, hundreds of thousands of organizations, so banks must have a reliable, transparent corporate structure for which there is nothing to fear,” concluded Arkady Dvorkovich, adding that “there should be no claims that would create risks for both clients and and for the system as a whole. "
New perspectives of the banking system were considered at the congress in the context of the development of the economy and the financial system of Russia as a whole. Some thorny questions have also attracted much attention, in particular, the problems of strengthening and differentiating the supervisory functions of the Bank of Russia. The theme of the further consolidation of the banking community and the merger of the main banking organizations were voiced at the congress.