NBU declared bankrupt platinum Bank

The Board of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) took PJSC “platinum Bank” insolvent. This decision the national Bank adopted 10 January, the press Sluzba regulator.

As explained in NBU, the results of the stress tests platinum Bank showed the need for additional capitalization. The period of implementation of the plan to replenish capital expired on 1 January.

“For 2016, the management and owners of a substantial participation of the Bank has taken steps to meet the requirements for capitalization. … However, as of 1 January 2017, the Bank has not reached a positive value of capital. Given the above, the Board of the National Bank of Ukraine adopted the decision on the attribution of PJSC “platinum Bank” insolvent”, – noted in the NBU.

According to the calculations of the national Bank, 97% (197 000) of all the depositors “Platinum” will receive their deposits in full, as their size does not exceed guaranteed by the Deposit guarantee Fund of individuals (fgvfl) the amount of 200 thousand UAH.

“Customers with large volumes of deposits will get them within the amount guaranteed by the Fund. The Fund will provide payment of the guaranteed amount of deposits in the amount of about 4.8 billion UAH”, – reported in the NBU.

The national Bank indicate that as of January 10, natural persons – owners of significant participation in the platinum Bank are Boris Kaufman and Gregory Gurtovoy.

The ownership structure of the Bank was recognized as the National Bank is opaque in June 2016.

In August 2016, Kaufman filed to the national Bank the package of documents for approval of acquisition of significant participation in the Bank in the amount of 75% through a controlled company. Today the national Bank did not coordinate with the Kaufman acquisition of shares of the Bank, in particular, due to the lack of a permit from the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine for concentration. According to the national Bank, the Antimonopoly Committee in December 2016 returned without consideration the documents on the acquisition of Kaufman of control in “Platinum”.

As you know, over the last few years the banking system of Ukraine at the insistence of the NBU “cleaned” more than 80 banks – a third of all financial institutions of the country. The head of national Bank Valeria Gontareva says – sorry about these banks is not necessary, because they were used by criminals and fraudsters for the implementation of “schemes”.