ECB PULLS ESTONIAN VERSOBANK’S LICENSE FOR BREACH OF MONEY-LAUNDERING REQUIREMENTS

Estonia’s Versobank AS has announced the start of liquidation proceedings just days after the European Central Bank (ECB) withdrew its authorisation to operate as a credit institution. The Estonian Financial Supervision Authority (EFSA) submitted an official request on February 8 (2018) asking the ECB to pull the small Estonian bank’s license, which it did on March 26, due to “serious and long-lasting breaches of legal requirements, particularly concerning the prevention of money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism,” said an EFSA ...


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