“Universal Bank” explains the application to it penal sanctions of the National Bank activity, the financial institution during the period of ownership of former shareholders and management.
The Bank confirmed that it fined the audit for the periods from July 2015 to April 2018 in the amount of 0.46% of the share capital.
“The fine imposed in connection with customer service, business relations with which were established in 2015-2016. – during the previous management of the Bank’s shareholders and their management”, – stated in the message.
The Bank stressed that after the purchase the “Universal Bank” in December 2016 financial-industrial group “TAS” was immediately taken steps to change and strengthen the processes of establishing business relations with customers.
“In the first quarter of 2017 was identified and stopped customer relations whose reputation has not responded to the policy of the Bank,” – say in the financial institution, noting that these measures have been positively assessed and taken into account by the national Bank the report on the audit.
It is also reported that during the reign of the new leadership of the Bank check national Bank violations is not established, and the “Universal Bank” operating normally.
The national Bank of Ukraine imposed a fine on the Universal Bank (Kiev) in the amount of 14.38 million hryvnias for the Commission of risky activities in the sphere of financial monitoring for total amount of 2,8 billion UAH.
According to the NBU, the penalty box clients conducted financial transactions with funds transfers, which contain the signs of laundering in the amount of about UAH 2.8 bn.
Thus the bulk of these transactions were for the period from June 2016 to may 2017.
Universal Bank is included in group “TAS” businessman Sergey Tigipko, which was founded in 1998 and has assets in the financial and industrial sectors, agriculture, real estate, pharmaceuticals and venture capital projects.
The national Bank in February 2018 fined Taskombank by 6.08 million UAH for the signs risky activities in the sphere of financial monitoring.
In addition, the regulator took the decision on non-compliance Chairman of the Board of Taskombank Catherine Melesh and responsible for the financial monitoring of the Marina’s Juice requirements of the legislation.
According to the national Bank of Ukraine, as of 1 December 2018 by size of total assets of Universal Bank occupied 23-e a place (7,649 billion UAH) among 77 operating banks in Ukraine.