Deposit Guarantee Fund of Latvia to reimburse deposit funds in case of bank’s liquidation
Liquidation of ABLV Bank in Latvia
The ECB decided to terminate the activity of ABLV Bank in Latvia as a result of money laundering allegations and failed attempt to be in accordance with the Single Resolution Mechanism Regulation. In addition, it was mentioned that Latvian ABLV Bank has deteriorated liquidity and is unable to pay its debts or other liability as they fall due. Also, ABLV Bank does not have sufficient funds to guarantee deposits of its clients.
Furthermore, the Latvian government declared the position of non-investing in ABLV Bank in Latvia. From 2014 Latvia is the member of the Banking Union where it is not predicted to invest the money of the state budget in a rescue procedure of a bank.
Deposit Guarantee fund of Latvia to reimburse money
Liquidation of ABLV Bank in Latvia will be conducted in accordance with Latvian law. All the deposits will be returned up to 100 000 EUR in accordance with the deposit guarantee fund. It is irrelevant in what currency clients kept their deposits because of the reimbursement threshold - 100 000 EUR. A guaranteed compensation will cover deposits of the clients of the Bank, interest on their deposits until the date of unavailability of deposits, current accounts, salary account balances and saving accounts. ABLV Bank in Latvia has sufficient amount of liquid assets to guarantee the payments to its clients and the assets of Deposit Guarantee Fund of Latvia will not be used.
The customers of the Bank can contact the bank directly or the Financial and Capital Markets Commission in Latvia which is the administrator for the deposit guarantee fund in Latvia.
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