Sunday, 23 October 2011

50 percent of Russians own a bank account

Over the last three years the number of Russians who have a bank account has grown from 37 percent to 52 percent of the population.

The number of citizens with bank cards of one form or another has grown from 30 percent to 40 percent of the population, Interfax reported, citing research from the Levada public opinion research center.

A further 14 percent said they planned to open a bank account, while 13 percent planned to acquire a bank card.

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