Ukraine: Deposit Guarantee Fund completes payments to depositors of Standard Bank

The Deposit Guarantee Fund has completed payments to the depositors of PJSC Commercial Bank Standard, according to the Fund’s press service. “On May 15, the authorized person of the Deposit Guarantee Fund for the liquidation of PJSC Commercial Bank Standard submitted documents to the state registrar of legal entities, individual entrepreneurs and public organizations to…

Latvia: ABLV Bank’s liquidation model still not approved

U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) distances from Latvian Finance and Capital Market Commission’s (FCMC) statement regarding the coordinated liquidation model for ABLV Bank, as noted by the US Embassy in Latvia. FCMC had previously reported that after meeting with representatives from FinCEN the committee saw no obstacles for the execution of FCMC’s…

Latvia: Swedbank’s profit up in Q1 2019

Swedbank’s profit in Q1, compared to the same period of 2018, grew to EUR 29 million. The reason for this was increased economic activity by the bank’s clients and therefore bigger income for the bank, as reported by the bank’s representative Janis Krops. Net interest income, when compared to Q1 2018, grew by 6%, which…

Kyrgyzstan: Rosinbank to specialize in lending

Rosinbank will become a specialized bank, the main focus of which will be lending of infrastructure, communications and housing construction, Chairman of the National Bank Tolkunbek Abdygulov said. According to him, the authorized capital of Rosinbank OJSC will be additionally increased to 3 billion soms. This decision was made by the Board of the National…

Ukraine: return of PrivatBank to former owners impossible

The return of PrivatBank to its former owners due to the court ruling that declares nationalization of PrivatBank illegal is impossible, NBU First Deputy Governor Kateryna Rozhkova said at a press briefing regarding appeal against the court decision to nationalize PrivatBank, the NBU’s press service reported. “PrivatBank’s nationalization was an important step towards ensuring financial…

Latvia: Luminor bank invites clients to switch from code cards to safer security tools

Starting from July 2, Luminor bank will begin applying restrictions to payments made using code cards or GO3 code generators. “Because code cards will remain valid until September 10, clients will be able to gradually adapt to more secure authentication tools. Changes are planned because of stricter EU requirements towards clients’ digital authentication to increase…

Uzbekistan: Central Bank suspends nine commercial banks from trading on currency exchange

Nine commercial banks of Uzbekistan have been suspended from participation in currency trading “due to systematic violations related to transactions on the currency exchange”, the Central Bank of Uzbekistan reported. Hamkorbank, Turkiston Bank, HayTek Bank, Universal Bank, Invest Finance Bank, Ipak Yuli Bank, Savdogarbank, Trust Bank and Asia Alliance Bank were among those removed. “Measures…

Latvia: too many banks for small market

It is clear there are too many banks for Latvia’s domestic market, said chairman of Finance and Capital Market Commission Peteris Putnins. He admitted that not a single bank present in Latvia worked with just one clientele segment. However, the country’s market is not big enough for them to work as widely as Scandinavian banks,…

Ukraine: banks post over UAH 5 billion in net profit in January 2019

As of February 1, the net profit of Ukrainian banks amounted to UAH 5.43 billion, according to the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU).

The banking system revenue for January amounted to UAH 20.18 billion, spending – UAH 14.754 billion and net profit – UAH 5.426 billion. (Ukrinform/Business World Magazine)