Skip to main content

InvestaBank was not used for money laundering: regulator



Mexico's banking regulator on Wednesday confirmed that a thorough audit of InvestaBank found no evidence of money laundering by one of its largest shareholders, clearing the path for the lender to buy Deutsche Bank's Mexican operations.

InvestaBank's chief executive, Enrique Vilatela, had said in an interview last week the regulator had given InvestaBank a clean bill of health, and that the bank would look to resume the acquisition of Deutsche Bank's (DBKGn.DE) banking and securities businesses.

"We're going put our request to the authorities before the end of March," Vilatela said, adding that InvestaBank would pay roughly $150 million for the businesses.

InvestaBank halted the deal, announced at the end of October, after Carlos Djemal, a 25 percent stakeholder, was arrested in the United States and accused of laundering more than $100 million.

Edgar Bonilla, vice president of legal affairs for the National Banking and Securities Commission (CNBV), said in an interview that during the inspection of the bank, the regulator found smaller violations that resulted in fines of $1.3 million.

"I want to be very clear, the bank was not used to launder money for any company connected to Carlos Djemal, nor for Carlos Djemal himself, nor for any other company that has an open account at the bank," Bonilla said.

Bonilla added that the CNBV was still keeping a close watch on the bank since its levels of liquidity were still short of the regulatory minimum.

"We'll continue monitoring them until they fix that issue," he said.


Vilatela said a group of investors acquired Djemal's shares and that the institution received 360 million pesos ($19 million) in fresh capital from new and current investors, and expected to have $120 million in capital within the next few months.

InvestaBank was created in 2014 when Investa acquired the local operations of Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS). 

The bank currently has 0.05 percent of the total revenues in the Mexican banking system. 

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Armenian protesters block traffic, railways & airport as protest leader loses PM bid

Anti-government protesters disrupted traffic in Armenia’s capital, blocking railways and roads leading to Yerevan International Airport, after the parliament voted against opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan’s bid for interim PM.
Protesters managed to block streets connecting downtown Yerevan to residential districts, disrupting transportation in Armenia’s capital, footage from the scene shows. 
Yerevan’s metro system has also been paralyzed as demonstrators sit on the tracks, preventing trains from passing.
Meanwhile, protesters disrupted traffic on a road leading to Yerevan’s Zvartnots International Airport, located just 12km from the center of the city. 
Consequently, some passengers had to go the rest of the way on foot in order to catch their flights, according to Sputnik news agency.
Railway services have also been disrupted all across the country amid the demonstrations, a spokesman for South Caucasus Railways confirmed to Interfax. 
Some other highways, including the one connecting th…

Iran Killing Command: The use of firearms in dealing with protesters

The document you see on the image is the order of the commander of the Tehran repressive force to all the units based in the city.

Based on this agenda, the mercenaries of the corrupt government Islamic Republic of Iran have been allowed to use firearms in the event of any protest movement against people by the regime.
This is a murder command.
The repressive force of the law, known to the world's famous police and guardians, should protect the lives of its citizens, by freeing their mercenaries, they allow them to murder Iranians who are protesting the corruption in the government and you have the important message that if you come to the streets in protest of corruption and torture and massacre, we will kill you.
Because, according to criminal Khomeini, maintenance of the system is obligatory.
A corrupt government that is so hideous that spend billions of dollars from the national treasury and popular capitalto the suppression of its people and the countries of the region, must be ov…

ایران فرمان قتل : دستور استفاده از سلاح گرم در برخورد با معترضان

سندی که در تصویر میبینید دستور فرمانده نیروی سرکوبگر انتظامی تهران به همه یگانهای مستقر در این شهر است.
بر اساس این دستور کار ، مزدوران حکومت فاسد نظام جمهوری اسلامی اجازه یافته اند که درصورت بروز هرگونه جنبش اعتراضی از سوی مردم علیه رژیم ، از سلاح گرم استفاده کنند.
این دستور یک فرمان قتل است.
نیروی سرکوبگر انتظامی که به ظاهر و تعریف شناخته شده پلیس در سراسر جهان ، میبایست حافظ جان شهروندان باشد ، با آزاد گذاشتن دست مزدوران چکمه پوش خود انها را مجاز به قتل ایرانیان معترض به فسادهای موجود درلایه های حکومت میکنند و این پیام مهم را در خود دارد که اگر در اعتراض به  فساد و شکنجه و کشتار به خیابانها بریزید شما را خواهیم کشت.
چرا که به گفته خمینی دجال، حفظ نظام از اوجب واجبات است.
حکومت فاسدی که انقدر وقیح هست که میلیاردها دلار از خزانه ملی و سرمایه مردمی را صرف سرکوب مردم خود و کشورهای منطقه میکند باید سرنگون کرد.
اکنون چهل سال است که کشور ما به اشغال این ملایان جنایکتارخونخوار و اسلام تحمیلی در آمده است .
هنوز باورش برای برخی سخت است که درک کنند کشور ما به معنای واقعی کلمه از سوی بنیادگرایان الله…