After that the Mission Review revealed that there had been several suspected cases of money laundering in Swedbank in Estonia, decided the management to arrange for an external review.
the Review, which was made by the british consulting firm Forensic Risk Alliance (FRA), was presented on Friday.
the initial review of the 50 names that the Mission of the Audit submitted to the bank were presented.
the Report is difficult to read, because parts are mörkade – the text is covered by a black plate. It is clear, however, that the FRA in the great confirms that it has been Swedbankkunder in the material, and that the last account was closed in may and that the last transaction did last summer.
But the report says nothing about how long they suspect clients have been just customers, or how much money has been transmitted through the accounts and the recipients. Thus says nothing about the existence of money laundering or not.
mean Birgitte Bonnesen. A bank may not know that a particular transaction is money laundering.
– We are what we suspect, but it is the police who determine whether there has been money laundering, " she says.
"Just because it comes out a list with 50 names and accusations of money laundering, it does not mean that we have done wrong," she adds.
the Board expressed its confidence for the Bonnesen on Friday morning. When DN ask the chairman of the board, Lars Idermark, the way in which the FRA report strengthens confidence in the bank, he answers:
" I think it shows that we take these issues very seriously.
FRA to do an in-depth review, which, according to Idermark, takes five-six months. How it should be presented, management has not decided yet.
with the results. Pensionsbolaget AMF, which is the bank's fifth largest shareholder with 4.4 per cent of the capital, made it clear that they want to see more.
In a written statement from the managing director Johan Sidenmark that today's report is only a first step to answer the allegations.
" We had expected more, and our assessment is that more is needed to strengthen confidence in the bank. We are not satisfied with the news that the continuation of the process not to recognize as transparent as possible, he writes,
"We will therefore continue to push for more transparency and openness, thereby increasing confidence in the bank, and to close the outstanding issues," concludes Sidenmark.