Currency exchange booths, other financial organisations temporarily close in Georgia

  • The NBG says that even under the restrictions, the citizens of Georgia are able to receive financial services continuously. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge.

Agenda.ge, 31 Mar 2020 - 15:00, Tbilisi,Georgia

Starting today currency exchange booths and other financial organisations have temporarily stopped functioning today in Georgia with an aim towards reducing the spread of the coronavirus in the country, announces the National Bank of Georgia (NBG).

In addition to exchange booths, the following kinds of organisations will also close:

  • Loan-issuing organisations
  • Credit unions
  • Payment service providers
  • Independent registers of the securities
  • Brokerage companies
  • Asset management companies
  • Stock exchanges
  • Founders of non-state pension schemes
  • Credit information bureaus

The NBG recommends all these organisations work remotely. 

Meanwhile, the following organisations will remain open for now in addition to offering online services: 

  • Commercial banks
  • Payment system operators
  • Micro-financing organisations
  • Payment service providers and agents providing payment services through ATMs and POS terminals

The NBG says that even under these restrictions, the citizens of Georgia are able to receive financial services continuously.

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