The NBU cancelled the requirement to increase banks ‘ capital

The national Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has abolished the requirement for Ukrainian banks to increase its authorized capital to UAH 300 million to 11 January 2017. This is stated in the decree, published on the website of the national Bank.

We will remind, the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) took PJSC “platinum Bank” insolvent.

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.

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”.