Nordea must have channeled billions of dollars in suspicious transactions, among other things through the department Follow in Copenhagen.
The typing of the Finnish media YLE. Berlingske, which roll Danske Bank's massive hvidvasksag, on Monday and also the story.
To the Berlingske tidende, says Nordea's risk manager, Julie Galbo, that there probably is been some things that should not be happening:
- We will not be misused for money laundering or other financial crime. If we have been exploited by Russian oligarchs for money laundering, we regret it, and takes distance from it.
YLE writes, according to Ritzau Finans, to at least 700 million euro 5.2 billion dollars - has gone through the bank in suspicious transactions.
the Focal point of the operations, as in Danske Bank's case has come from persons and companies from the former Soviet union, according to Berlingske, Nordea department International Branch.
he lay there until 2014 at Vesterport, Copenhagen. International Branch handled the wealthy foreign customers.
Berlingske writes that "more than 260 skattelyselskaber and shell companies" from 2004 to 2014 had accounts in Nordea-to the department.
the Case referring to the Berlingske tidende, as the 'Troika Laundromat', a network that has funneled tens of billions of dollars through, among other Nordea department.
the Department was closed in 2014 after having repeatedly been in the spotlight for shady transactions.
- I am pleased that Nordea in 2014 decided to close the International Branch. One was concerned about the level of risk, and with the years you were so conscious about the risk of money laundering and tax evasion, that you chose to close the department, says the risk manager Julie Galbo to Berlingske:
- If you could do the past about, I would wish that the International Branch had been less exciting than it has since proved to have been.
- In those cases, we have been abused for money laundering, I am incredibly sorry, and I regret that, " says Julie Galbo to the newspaper.
YLE and Berlingske have been working together with the information on These transactions, as the media has gained access to from the journalistic organization OCCRP.
Already from the morning on Monday reached the news back to the stock markets, after it came out that the Finnish tv-channel Yle on Monday evening in a one-hour documentary will reveal that hundreds of millions of euro from suspect sources is moved through Nordea.
It writes a number of international media, including Berlingske tidende, and the Finnish tv-channel Yle.
On the stock exchange in Sweden's capital, Stockholm, the Nordea share at the time of writing, lost three percentage points, while there is also red numbers on the stock exchange in Copenhagen.
In Denmark, the Nordea share has fallen with of 3.46 percentage points.
Nordea has in a comment to the international news agency Reuters commented on Monday's broadcast on the Finnish television station.
- We have not seen the documentary or an article yet. From what we have been asked to comment on the case of cases, in the past we have seen and commented on, writes the bank.