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DNB to Be Fined $48.1 Million for Anti-Money-Laundering Inadequacies

DNB ASA on Monday confirmed that Norway’s financial supervisory authority, Finanstilsynet, will impose a fine of 400 million Norwegian kroner ($48.1 million) for inadequate compliance with anti-money-laundering rules and legislation. Norway’s largest lender said in December that the fine was a possibility. It has already recorded the fine in its… Read More

DNB Says Authorities Have Ended Probe Into Money-Laundering Allegations

Norwegian bank DNB AS A said Friday that an investigation into its alleged involvement in handling payments from an Icelandic fishing company embroiled in a bribery probe has been dismissed. The Norwegian National Authority for Investigation and Prosecution of Economic and Environmental Crime, known as Okokrim,… Read More

US Sanctions Cause New Problem For Nord Stream 2

Norwegian firm DNV GL said Monday it was halting work to certify the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline between Russia and Germany because of the threat of US sanctions. Technical and safety specifications must be certified for the 10-billion-euro ($12-billion) pipeline under the Baltic Sea to enter into service. “DNV… Read More
17th December 2020
Norway’s largest bank, DNB, ended its relationship with Icelandic seafood company Samherji after the fishing company gave what the bank deemed inadequate explanations of payments to three offshore companies and a company owned by the son-in-law of Namibia’s former fisheries minister. Documents filed in the Windhoek High Court shed new… Read More
8th December 2020
DNB ASA said Monday it could receive a 400 million Norwegian kroner ($45.5 million) fine for anti-money laundering inadequacies. Norway’s financial supervisory authority, Finanstilsynet, started a routine anti-money laundering inspection into DNB in February 2020 and has now issued a preliminary report from the inspection. “DNB has not been complicit… Read More
4th March 2020
Danske Bank A/S was among 14 lenders singled out for talks by the world’s biggest wealth fund last year to find out whether it’s doing enough to prevent another money laundering scandal. Carine Smith Ihenacho, chief corporate governance officer at Norway’s $1.1 trillion investing behemoth, said the fund is targeting… Read More
28th February 2020
The Danish bankers’ union has lambasted Danske Bank A/S after its supervisory board sought to raise its own pay shortly before the lender announced hundreds of job cuts. Denmark’s biggest bank, which is dealing with a spike in compliance costs amid investigations into money laundering, said on Thursday it’s getting… Read More
18th February 2020
One of the world’s richest corners has become a magnet for a growing number of Wall Street firms. The Nordic countries — best known for their universal welfare models and domination of world happiness rankings — now have a surplus of cash after years of central bank stimulus. That’s prompting… Read More
24th January 2020
They made quite a team. One was an Oxford-educated wunderkind who handled the complicated math behind the transactions. The other was a beefy, 6-foot-2 New Zealander with an apparent fondness for Hawaiian shirts, who brought in clients and money. Martin Shields and Paul Mora met in 2004, at the London… Read More
16th January 2020
Officials in the United Kingdom and bankers throughout Scandinavia turned a blind eye to the influx of illicit Russian funds linked to Europe’s biggest money laundering scandals, according to a British financier and anti-corruption activist. In a recent interview for KYC360’s AML Talk Show, Bill Browder spoke to host… Read More
13th January 2020
Should banks be forced to accept a client who could be on the wrong side of the law? A court in Finland is about to decide the answer to that question, and its verdict may have far-reaching implications. Russian billionaire Boris Rotenberg is suing four Nordic banks for not doing… Read More
30th December 2019
A group of international investors managing trillions of dollars in assets has filed what it says is the first in a series of lawsuits against Danske Bank in connection with the money laundering scandal engulfing Denmark’s largest lender. The writ, which was filed on Friday in the District Court… Read More
2nd December 2019
Police in Norway will investigate the country’s biggest bank after it was reportedly used by an Icelandic fishing company to launder money. The probe will try to determine whether DNB ASA, which is based in Oslo, committed any punishable offenses, Hedvig Moe, acting chief of the Norwegian National Authority for… Read More