Nordea’s Danish headquarters searched as part of money laundering investigation
18 Jun 2019

The Danish headquarters of Nordea was searched last week by Denmark’s state prosecutor in relation to a money-laundering investigation into the bank, a Nordea spokesman told Reuters.

The Danish prosecutor has been investigating the Nordic region’s biggest lender in relation to money laundering risks since June 2016.

Nordea took a 95 million euro provision in April for a possible fine for alleged money laundering.

Both physical, digital documents and e-mails were seized during the search of the building in Copenhagen on June 12, said Danish newspaper Borsen, the first to report the news, citing anonymous sources.

Shares in Nordea fell around 2% after news of the raid broke.

The prosecutor declined to comment when contacted by Reuters.

By Jacob Grønholt-Pedersen and Stine Jacobsen, Reuters, 17 June 2019

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