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Safe Deposit Box Rental

Rental of individual safe deposit boxes for keeping your valuables and documents

  • A wide network of Sberbank branch offices provides safe deposit box rental services
  • All safe deposit boxes are fitted with modern equipment and security devices
  • All contents of a safe deposit box are completely confidential

What can be kept in a safe deposit box?

  • Jewellery, cash, securities
  • Documents (about your property and education, business papers, etc.)
  • Family valuables, state awards, personal correspondence
  • And much more…*

* Please note that it is prohibited to keep in safe deposit boxes explosives, highly flammable, toxic, radioactive, narcotic, and other substances that may have a harmful effect on people and the environment, as well as firearms, ammunition, and property withdrawn from civil circulation in compliance with Russian laws.


Advantages of an individual safe deposit box at Sberbank


It is convenient:

  • The Bank has a wide network of branches providing rental of safe deposit boxes;
  • You can access your safe deposit box at any time you want (during banking hours);
  • You can authorize another person to use your safe deposit box;
  • Third parties can get access to the safe deposit box together with the customer or a person authorized by the customer;
  • We provide banknote counters and verification equipment;
  • You can choose the rental term: from 1 day to 3 years, which may be renewed;
  • You can choose from a variety of sizes: (width, 31 to 62 cm; height, 4 to 60 cm);
  • You can make use of an internal container, which is convenient for keeping your valuables and documents (depending on safe deposit box design).

It is reliable and safe:

  • The contents of your safe deposit box are absolutely confidential — only you know what is kept there;
  • Our vaults have state-of-the-art banking equipment, security, and fire alarm systems;
  • A safe deposit box is opened by you together with a bank employee who unlocks it using the electronic access control system or a mechanical key;
  • You keep the key to your safe deposit box.

It is cost efficient:

  • Lower rates for long-term rentals;
  • No key deposit;
  • Sberbank Premier subscribers enjoy a special 20% discount.

Moscow citizens and visitors may rent individual bank safe deposit boxes in over 190 bank offices in Moscow. You may also rent an individual safe deposit box at the place of your vacation or business trip. For detailed information on locations of safe deposit vaults and service fees in various regions of the Russian Federation, visit the corporate websites of regional banks of Sberbank of Russia.

Individuals may rent safe deposit boxes. A rental agreement is to be concluded which stipulates the rental period, rental fee, rights and obligations of the parties.

To sign the individual safe deposit box rental agreement, you will need to present an identity document (passport of a citizen of the Russian Federation, international passport (for those permanently residing outside the Russian Federation), a Russian Federation military identity document (for officers, warrant officers, midshipmen), or permanent resident card (for those with no nationality who permanently reside in the Russian Federation) etc.) If the document is missing a mark of registration of place of residence, you will need to submit another document that certifies your registration at a place of residence in the Russian Federation.

If you are a citizen of another country, the document submitted by you should contain the entry visa (except to the extent that visa-free entry to the Russian Federation is allowed). You need to present a migration card and a document that certifies yourregistration at a place of residence in the Russian Federation.

You may choose the safe deposit box rental period (from one day to three years). You may also extend the safe deposit box rental period by signing the corresponding supplementary agreement with the Bank.

The rental fees are calculated based on tariffs established by the Bank. There is a convenient system of tariffs which:

  • differ depending on safe deposit box size;
  • decrease if the rental period is longer;
  • make it possible for you to select the rental period you wish.

Upon concluding an agreement for safe deposit box rental, you will get a set of documents that consists of:

  • the rental agreement;
  • a card to use the safe deposit box.

In addition, you will get a safe deposit box key to be kept and used by you personally, and Sberbank does not require a key deposit.

Being our customer, you may access the safe deposit vault during working hours, provided that you present the key, the card to use the safe deposit box and an identity document (details of which are specified in the individual safe deposit box rental agreement).

You may pay the rental fees in cash or by debiting funds from your deposit made with this bank branch or by debiting funds from the bank card account issued by Sberbank, where rental fees are to be paid once for the entire rental period.

You may also authorize the Bank (for the long term) to debit funds from your account to pay for renewal of the individual safe deposit box rental period.

You may authorize your agent to use the rented safe deposit box, upon notarisation of your authorization and having duly informed the Bank.

The power of attorney must be made in Russian (if made outside the Russian Federation, it should be legalized and translated into Russian) and stipulate:

  • details of the customer and the agent;
  • powers of the agent;
  • effective term of the power of attorney;
  • name and location of the branch office of Sberbank of Russia in the safe deposit vault of which you are to rent an individual safe deposit box*;
  • the number of the rented safe deposit box*.

The power of attorney may be presented to the bank either by you or by your agent (in which case the bank is to verify it within two business days). If the rental period is extended, the power of attorney shall remain in effect (up to the expiration of its term).

You may revoke the power of attorney by informing the Bank in writing.

* These data shall not be specified if the agent is authorized to sign the safe deposit box rental agreement.

Currently, 3 automated safe deposit vaults operate within Moscow Bank. As a customer, you will have access to a rented self-service safe deposit box (without being accompanied by a bank employee).

Such safe deposit vaults are located in Moscow at:

  • Supplementary office No. 7970/01649, Vnukovo Airport, 2 Vtoraya Reysovaya St., building 3, Moscow, 119027. Phone: +7 495 436-27-01, +7 495 436-27-18 The vault operates 24 hours a day;
  • Supplementary office No. 1569/01758, 10 Nikitsky Boulevard, Moscow, 119019 Phone: +7 495 691-38-96, +7 495 691-68-55, +7 495 691-05-60 The vault operates 24 hours a day;
  • Supplementary office No. 7982/01764, 16 Novoslobodskaya St., Moscow, 127994 Phone: +7 495 744-83-05, +7 495 744-83-06, +7 495 771-36-54, +7 495 771-36-55, +7 495 742-37-79, +7 495 771-37-45 The vault\'s operating hours: 8:30 AM — 8:00 PM.

A similar service is offered by many regional banks of Sberbank of Russia: Zapadno-Uralsky, Povolzhsky, Srednerussky, Uralsky, Centralno-Chernozemny and Yugo-Zapadny banks.

The automated safe deposit vault is a set of armour-clad individual safe deposit boxes and is equipped with a mechanism that provides automated delivery of the safe deposit box to the customer through a delivery window in the customer terminal. The vault is located in isolated premises which you access using your individual magnetic card. The individual rented safe deposit box is delivered to you when you enter your individual PIN. The safe deposit box in the automated safe deposit vault is opened by you using the key.

The security of the property kept in the automated safe deposit vault is ensured as follows:

  • access of the customer or his agent to another individual safe deposit boxes is precluded;
  • the timing of each safe deposit box delivery and the code of the person who calls such delivery are registered by the electronic access control system;
  • you may change your PIN if you wish.

An individual safe deposit box rental agreement is to be concluded, which stipulates the rental period, rental fee, rights and obligations of the parties.

To sign the rental agreement, you will need to present an identity document (passport of a citizen of the Russian Federation with a note of registration at the place of residence, or international passport). If you are a citizen of another country, the document you submit should contain an entry visa (except to the extent that visa-free entry to the Russian Federation is allowed). You need also to present a migration card.

You may choose the safe deposit box rental period (from one day to three years), which may be extended.

The rental fees are calculated based on tariffs established by the Bank. There is a convenient system of tariffs which:

  • differ depending on safe deposit box size;
  • decrease if the rental period is longer;
  • make it possible for you to select the rental period you wish.

Upon concluding the agreement for individual safe deposit box rental, you will receive a set of documents that consists of:

  • the rental agreement;
  • the individual safe deposit box acceptance report.

Upon execution of the acceptance report, you will receive a safe deposit box key to be kept and used by you personally, along with a personal magnetic card; Sberbank does not require a key or magnetic card deposit.

You may pay the rental fees by cash settlement or by debiting funds from your deposit made with this bank branch or by debiting funds from a bank card account issued by Sberbank; the rental fees are to be paid once for the entire rental period.

In the event of notary actions in probate cases a convenient approach is to use individual safe deposit boxes to safeguard property.

To sign the individual safe deposit box rental agreement, in addition to an identity document, you will need to provide a notary licence and the decree of the justice institution on your appointment to the notary office. You may pay the rental fees by cash settlement or by debiting funds from your deposit made with this bank branch or by debiting funds from a bank card account issued by Sberbank; the rental fees are to be paid once for the entire rental period.

You may also extend the individual safe deposit box rental period by signing a supplementary agreement with the Bank. Agents may not have access to this individual safe deposit box under this rental agreement.

If you cease to perform notary actions on the probate case specified in the individual safe deposit box rental agreement, the rights and obligations thereunder shall be transfered to another notary, appointed by the authorized agency to read this probate case.

Based on the wishes of the customers who have already appreciated the convenience of settlements via an individual safe deposit box on real estate sale and purchase transactions, Sberbank of Russia has developed a service that provides an individual safe deposit box to individuals for settlements on other property sale and purchase transactions.

If you wish to make a settlement via such safe deposit box, you should sign an individual safe deposit box rental agreement with the bank, which stipulates the rental period, conditions of access to the box, and rights and obligations of the parties. To sign the rental agreement, you will need to present an identity document (bearing a registration mark).

You may choose the safe deposit box rental period (from one day to three years), which may be extended. Pursuant to the bank's tariffs, when you rent the safe deposit box for settlements, you pay the rental fee (depending on the size of the safe deposit box selected by you and on the rental period) and the service fee for provision of the individual safe deposit box for settlements. Banknote counters and verification equipment are available for use for an additional charge.

The fees are paid once by a transaction party (as agreed by the parties) by cash settlement to the bank's cash department, or by debiting funds from the deposit made with the bank\'s branch in the vault of which you have rented an individual safe deposit box or by debiting funds from a bank card account issued by Sberbank.

Upon concluding an agreement for individual safe deposit box rental, you will receive a set of documents that consists of:

  • the rental agreement;
  • the individual safe deposit box acceptance report.

During execution of the acceptance report, the buyer who placed the settlement funds in the safe deposit box receives the safe deposit box key to look after. Each party to the settlement shall receive a personal card to use the individual safe deposit box.

To ensure security of settlements, the following procedure is stipulated for customers accessing a rented safe deposit box:

  • the buyer and the seller may jointly visit the safe deposit box;
  • the seller may have access to the individual safe deposit box, provided it holds the safe deposit box key and a notarized power of attorney (executed by the buyer) to use the safe deposit box;
  • if the transaction has not taken place, the buyer may collect the settlement funds within seven business days from the day following the last rental day, with no extra charge applied to this period.

The service shall be provided to a participant of a real estate transaction — the buyer(s) and the seller(s) (up to two persons from each party). Both individuals and legal entities may be parties to a transaction.

An individual safe deposit box rental agreement is to be concluded, which stipulates the rental period, rental fee, conditions of access to the safe deposit box and rights and obligations of the parties.

To sign the rental agreement, each customer shall provide the required documents set forth in sections 'Rental of individual safe deposit boxes by individuals' and 'Rental of individual safe deposit boxes by legal entities' respectively.

You may choose the safe deposit box rental period (from one day to three years), which may be extended. Pursuant to the bank's tariffs, when you rent the safe deposit box for settlements on real estate transactions, you pay the rental fee (depending on size of the safe deposit box and on the rental period) and the service fee for ensuring control over access to the individual safe deposit box.

Banknote counters and verification equipment are available for use for an additional charge.

The fees are paid by any party to the transaction (as agreed by the parties): an individual shall pay by cash settlement to the bank's cash department, or by debiting funds from the deposit made with this bank branch, or by debiting funds from a bank card account issued by Sberbank; a legal entity shall pay with non-cash (for reservation terms and conditions refer to the section 'Rental of individual safe deposit boxes by legal entities').

Upon concluding the agreement for individual safe deposit box rental, you will receive a set of documents that consists of:

  • the rental agreement;
  • the individual safe deposit box acceptance report;
  • two cards to use the safe deposit box (one for all buyers and one for all sellers).

During execution of the acceptance report, one buyer (as agreed by the parties) shall receive the safe deposit box key to look after.

To ensure security of settlements, the following procedure is stipulated for customers accessing a rented safe deposit box:

  • during the rental period all customers specified in the rental agreement may jointly visit the safe deposit box;
  • the seller may have access to the safe deposit box, provided it presents the original sale and purchase agreement on alienation of real estate to the buyer with a note of state registration of this title transfer (or original sale and purchase agreement on alienation of real estate to the buyer and extract from the Uniform State Register of Property Rights and Transactions). The bank shall verify compliance of information on the seller and the buyer with the information set forth in the rental agreement based on the documents submitted;
  • if the transaction has not taken place, the buyer may collect the settlement funds within seven business days from the day following the last rental day, with no extra charge applied to this period;
  • if several sellers or buyers are set forth as lessees of the individual safe deposit box, all sellers and/or buyers (depending on the access stage) must be present during provision of access to the safe deposit box and be stipulated in the real estate sale and purchase contract.

Any seller or buyer may permit his agent to have access to the safe deposit box under an effective rental agreement, which is described in detail in the sections 'Rental of individual safe deposit boxes by individuals' and 'Rental of individual safe deposit boxes by legal entities' respectively.

Please note that Sberbank provides rental of individual safe deposit boxes for settlements on real estate transactions using the bank's loan funds.

If you wish to visit the rented safe deposit box accompanied by your partners, customers, relatives (no more than 2 persons), you may sign a supplementary agreement for provision of access to the individual safe deposit box for an extended number of persons. No data on such third parties shall be indicated in such supplementary agreement. Thus, you may change the people who accompany you each time you access the safe deposit box.

The service fees are paid by you pursuant to the bank's tariffs depending on term of the supplementary agreement. You may authorize your agent to access the safe deposit box accompanied by third parties. To do that and for an additional charge, you need to specify in the supplementary agreement the details of the agent and execute a power of attorney pursuant to the section 'Rental of individual safe deposit boxes by individuals'.

During the term of the supplementary agreement, you or your agent have access to the safe deposit box accompanied by persons who have presented their identity documents (no more than 2 persons).

For clarification on terms and conditions of use of this service — provision of access to the individual safe deposit box for an extended number of persons — please apply to a branch of Sberbank of Russia in Moscow that provides individual safe deposit box rental services.

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