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…

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…