The National Bank of Ukraine commented on TSN.ua's article "The Law on Mobilization will hit the economy: people are already withdrawing deposits, businesses are crying out for changes" and refuted some information. 

"First of all, the information about the outflow of clients' funds from banks due to the draft law on mobilization is not true, since the dynamics of funds in the bank accounts of the population at the end of December - beginning of January has a traditional seasonal component.

At the end of December, significant amounts of payments are first received into the accounts, and at the beginning of January there is an outflow of public funds from bank accounts: funds from salaries and bonuses that were received and not used during several New Year's and New Year's days are used," the NBU noted.

They also added that the indicators of 2023-2024 generally repeated this trend: "Currently, the banking system maintains high reserves of liquidity.

Since the end of January 2024, we have recorded an increase in the funds of individuals in hryvnias, and this trend continues in February.

For more details, see the latest Review of the banking sector".

"Secondly, the information that "in anticipation of the fact that after the final adoption of the scandalous draft law on mobilization, Ukrainian business may go into the "shadow" and start paying salaries to employees simply to cards to avoid taxes, the NBU proposed to limit the amounts and the frequency of money transfers using bank card details, as well as cash transfers through self-service terminals."

The National Bank has not adopted and is not preparing decisions regarding restrictions on transactions of individuals.

And the corresponding link to the article refers to the words of D. Hetmantsev, not the representative of the NBU," the National Bank of Ukraine summarized. 

We will remind you that

the updated draft law on mobilization, which the Verkhovna Rada already supported in the first reading, was "dispersed" from all sides.

Ordinary Ukrainians, businesses, and people's deputies themselves are dissatisfied.

In particular, an imperfect document poses a threat to business, which may eventually go into the "shadows", and in general to the economy of the state, which is not too strong anyway.