The National Bank of Ukraine obliged banks to work without days off during martial law, including on March 7 and 8. This was reported in the NBU.
"Under martial law, banks must perform their civic duty and work without days off, providing banking services that Ukrainians need. To do this, banks must ensure proper and uninterrupted operation of their branches and offices, in the absence of a threat to life and health of the population," NBU head Kirill Shevchenko pointed out.
The NBU pointed out that the National Bank's electronic payment system (EPS) works without interruption in the normal mode in accordance with previously established technological regulations (23 hours a day).
"That is, BOT participants can make interbank payments almost around the clock and seven days a week, taking into account their own needs, the needs of their clients, as well as being guided by the norms of Ukrainian legislation," the regulator explained.
The NBU urged Ukrainians not to overburden banks and to use payment cards: you can make payments both with hryvnia and foreign currency cards. The National Bank of Ukraine did not impose any restrictions on cashless payments.
It also recommended to use the bank's online banking system to sell currency.