On the 29th of April 2014, at 19:30 the TV-material was aired on the channel “1+1” in the programme “TSN”, in which Mishchenko Sergey, a people’s deputy of Ukraine, has made a statement about “Didn’t file an action regarding the withdrawal of the license of “FinBank” and “Platinum Bank” for money laundering and sponsoring of separatists”. http://tsn.ua/politika/v-ukrayini-dosi-vidmivayut-groshi-dlya-rodini-yanukovicha-i-separatistiv-mischenko-347589.html
Platinum Bank declares that this information has no connection to the reality. The bank is facing a targeted discreditation attack.
The bank does not comment on such disinforming campaigns. Platinum Bank states, that it works in strict conformity with the current Ukrainian legislation, which was confirmed by the representative of the NBU on the 3rd of April 2014.
Vladimir Krotyuk, First Deputy of the Head of the National Bank, said: “Platinum Bank is a market’s commercial bank, operating in accordance with the requirements of the legislation. At the moment, the NBU is not conducting any audit assessments of this bank. At the same time, the National Bank has activated the measures aimed at the prevention of banking system being used for the legalization of criminal revenues, as well as the prevention of banks’ conducting illegal financial operations with cash funds. We have already conducted unscheduled inspections of 13 banks and according to their results we took to certain measures. Now, in the informational field is exploited the topic of the so-called “list of bad banks”, around which lots of manipulations arise. Banks nowadays are very sensitive to provocations and the NBU urges everyone to thoroughly verify the reliability of any information.”
The bank fully fulfils all its obligations towards its clients and actively supports the integrity of Ukraine.
NOTE TO EDITORS:
Platinum Bank (www.platinumbank.com.ua) — is a specialized retail bank, which since 2005 has been offering deposit and loan money disbursed to the Client by the Bank for a certain period and on terms as specified in the agreement. Loan products for individuals through a network of branches and points of sale across Ukraine. Major shareholders of Platinum Bank are a group of financial shareholders, including the private equity fund European Infrastructure Investment Company (“ЕIIC”, Luxembourg, http://www.eiic.lu/). Among mentioned shareholders there are no individuals or legal entities, which directly or indirectly own 10 or more percent of the bank’s shares.