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The regulation was adopted by the NBU Committee on Banking Supervision and Regulation on December 31, 2015.

In accordance with the new criteria, banks are categorized into: banks with state share (with more than 75% state-owned), banks owned by foreign banking groups (which majority owners are foreign banking institutions), group I (banks, the assets share more than 0.5% of the banking system assets), group II (with the assets share less than 0.5% of the banking system assets).

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Group I of banks includes 13 financial institutions - Privatbank, Alfa-Bank, First Ukrainian International Bank, Bank Pivdenny, Khreshchatyk Bank, Megabank, Credit Dnipro, Procredyt, Fidobank, Universal Bank, Platinum Bank, Bank Vostok, Diamant Bank.

The second group of banks includes 78 financial institutions.

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