13:08 09.07.2015

Central Bank allows real owners of Unex Bank, Mykhailivsky Bank, Radical Bank, Ukrinbank to become legalized

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Central Bank allows real owners of Unex Bank, Mykhailivsky Bank, Radical Bank, Ukrinbank to become legalized

Since the beginning of the year, the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has identified the real owners of Unex Bank, Mykhailivsky Bank, Radical Bank, Ukrinbank, and has allowed them to become the banks' supervisors, Director of the NBU's registration and licensing department Leonid Antonenko said.

"Over six months of the fight with 'football' teams, the NBU has identified the real owners and let them legalize their status of supervisors at four banks: [Smart-holding owner Vadym] Novinsky at Unex Bank, [Volodymyr] Klymenko at Ukrinbank, [owner of Eldorado retail chain Viktor] Polischuk at Mykhailivsky Bank, and [owner of Industrial Innovation Company LLC Maksym] Shpak at Radical Bank," Antonenko wrote on Facebook on Thursday.

Since the beginning of the year, the NBU has allowed control to be gained over nine banks and declined 37 applications for the purchase of banks, 35 of which were submitted for the acquisition of the banks that have been declared insolvent, he said.

"The reason for the denial is that the applicants did not disclose their beneficiary owners or were unable to confirm their sufficient property resources. The NBU sees no point in allowing people whose financial reliability is in question to buy 'sinking' banks. What is more, these are the companies that do not disclose their beneficiary owners," Antonenko wrote.

Novinsky had a 6.9824% stake in Unex Bank as of March 8, 2015, Klymenko owned 71.1436% of shares of Ukrinbank as of June 5, Polischuk had a 92.501% stake in Mykhailivsky Bank as of March 18, while Shpak held 71% of Radical Bank's shares as of June 11, according to a recent post on the NBU's website.

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