Due to EU and US sanctions, Apple has repeatedly banned Russian iOS developers to withdraw money to Sberbank

    On Saturday, August 29, Apple invited Russian developers of applications for OS X and iOS to change payment details. They will no longer be able to transfer affiliate payments to accounts at Sberbank . This decision of the company is associated with the sanctions of the European Commission and the US Presidential Administration. According to their requirements for European and American companies, money transfers to accounts with Sberbank of Russia are prohibited. The relevant regulations of the United States and the EU were adopted in mid-December 2014.

    "The one you specified in iTunes Connectthe bank came under the direct effect of restrictions. As a result of this, we are forced to suspend any payments until you indicate a bank account that is not subject to restrictions. To update your billing information, go to the Agreement, Tax, and Banking section on iTunes Connect, ”Apple said in a statement.

    On Saturday morning, screenshots of corporate notifications began to appear on Twitter. Why developers have received letters from Apple just now is unknown. At the same time, iTunes Connect account owners already faced similar problems in April this year. Then Apple also notifiedthem about the need to change account details tied to accounts. In addition to Sberbank's customers, in the spring, developers with accounts in Bank of Moscow, VTB, VEB, Gazprombank, Investkapitalbank, RNKB, Rossiya Bank, Rosselkhozbank, Rosenergobank, and SMP Bank got to the black list. ”,“ Sobinbank ”,“ Finservice ”and“ Expobank ”. Perhaps now developers who use the services of other Russian banks will receive a similar notification.

    According to Vedomosti, some developers have already noticed that, after the notification, the blocking of transfers to accounts really did follow.

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