Information about the situation in Ukraine

    On this page we will continuously publish information about the situation.

    Do you wish to send or donate money to Ukraine?

    How to send money to Ukraine

    Handelsbanken has temporarily opened up the possibility for private customers to send cross-border payments to Ukraine, via our branch network in Sweden.

    The reason is the humanitarian crisis in the country, a well as the increased need for private customers to send money to family in Ukraine.

    To send money to Ukraine, contact your local branch office.

    Want to support the Ukrainian people?

    There are several humanitarian organisations that will make sure the support ends up in the right place, for example Red Cross, Save the Children, UNHCR and Childhood.

    On the following website you can see which Swedish organisations that have been reviewed by the independent organisation Svensk Insamlingskontroll.

    Do you wish to donate money to Ukraine's defence efforts?

    It is possible to make payments to the fundraising account set up by the National Bank of Ukraine to support their defence efforts. 

    Via the website of the Ukrainian central bank you can – swift and easily – make a card payment. You can also send a cross-border payment via Online banking.


    Mastercard and Visa suspend card usage in Russia and payments with Russian cards

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    No card purchases in Russia

    Mastercard and Visa have stopped the possibility for card holders to make card payments or withdrawals in Russia. This means that as a Handelsbanken customer you can no longer use our cards in Russia.

    No card payments with Russian cards

    Since Mastercard and Visa have closed down their services in Russia, they are no longer supporting cards issued by Russian banks. Does your company accept card payments? Please note that you can no longer accept payments from customers using cards issued in Russia.

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    What will happen with the economy?

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    Would you like to know more about the development in the stock market and how the situation in Ukraine can affect your savings? Read our experts' and analysts' comments on the issue. You will also find answers to frequently asked questions.

    Do you want current views, news and stock exchange rates? You will find it available on our website Marknadsinformation.


    News from EFN

    The financial news channel EFN – Ekonomikanalen provides you with news about the situation in Ukraine and how it will affect you as a customer. 

    All news features are in Swedish.

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    Want to stay up to date on the global economy?

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    Russia's invasion of Ukraine has lead to lost lives, major destruction and millions fleeing their native country. The invasion may have large negative effects on the global economy. 

    If you wish to read our full forecasts and analyses, welcome to visit our Research website.

    Do you wish to take part of insights an analyses from our analysts? One way is to subscribe to Makrosvepet. It is a newsletter in Swedish that provides you with weekly updates on the global economy.

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    Do you need more information?

    The Government Offices

    On the official website of the Government, you will find current information regarding sanctions and other things regarding Russias invasion of Ukraine.

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