Ukraine: state banks profit in H1 2019

Profits of Ukraine’s state-owned banks in January-June amounted to UAH 19.5 billion ($775.04 million), which was 65% of the profit of the entire banking sector. The Ministry of Finance of Ukraine said, at the same time, almost 60% of all profits in terms of assets were generated by Ukraine’s largest PrivatBank (UAH 18.3 billion, or…

Ukraine: NBU chooses 14 systemically important banks

The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has identified 14 systemically important banks in accordance with the updated methodology, the central bank’s press service has reported. “The National Bank has determined the list of systemically important banks in accordance with the updated methodology. The new methodology has significantly expanded the number of such banks,” reads the…

Lithuania: Revolut poses no security threat

A special Lithuanian governmental commission gave the same verdict that Revolut’s activities did not run counter to the country’s national interests after completing its third review of the UK-based fintech start-up. The commission that vets transactions by strategic enterprises took the decision on June 25. Revolut Bank plans to start operating as a specialized bank…

Estonia: LHV to buy Danske loan portfolio

Estonian bank LHV is set to acquire Danske Bank’s private customer loan portfolio, for around EUR 410 million. In February, Danske was ordered to close its doors by the Finanical Supervisory Authority (FSA), ending months of speculation following revelations that as much as EUR 200 billion in potentially illicit funds had passed through the bank…

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…