NBU is:

- increasing the limits for issuing cash in foreign currency and precious metals from customer’s bank accounts from 15 000 to 20 000 UAH per day. This is aimed at restoring confidence in the banking system and the influx of foreign currency deposits.

- allowing banks, when customers purchase foreign currency, not to include existing account balances of foreign currencies or precious metals. Thus allowing customers to purchase further foreign currency.

- clarifying the requirement for the mandatory sale of foreign exchange earnings. From now on, the requirement will not apply to funds returned at the initiative of the foreign bank within two days.

- abolishing the requirement for the mandatory submission of documents for the purchase or transfer of foreign currency certificates from the State Fiscal Service, certifying the absence of tax arrears for companies. This will facilitate the work of importers. 

The NBU also continues to work towards the prevention of unproductive outflow of capital from the country. In particular a ban on the purchase of foreign currency to pay for imports on which customs clearance was carried out before January 1, 2014. It also applies to payment of debtor and/or creditor obligations under foreign economic contracts. Now companies resident in Ukraine will be required to fulfill such obligations by purchasing foreign currency from existing account fund. This requirement does not apply to essential goods.

In addition there is no change to the requirement for a 90-day deadline for the payment of export-import transactions and also the mandatory sale by the NBU at the World Bank of 75% of resident’s foreign currency income. This sale, as stated, is mandatory and made outside the customer's control and only on the day after the funds are credited to the distribution account.

These amendments came into force on 4 September 2015 and will operate until 4 December 2015 (dates inclusive).