Published: 26.11.2022

In accordance with the Deposit Guarantee Law, any client of a credit institution, whether a natural person or a legal entity, is entitled for the disbursement of compensation for all types of deposits in all currencies up to 100 000 euro in each credit institution of the company.

In accordance with Section 3 of the Deposit Guarantee Law, depositors may receive the guaranteed compensation within five years from the date on which the unavailability of deposits at the credit institution was declared, after that period depositors who are entitled to receive the guaranteed compensation but have not received it will lose their right to receive the guaranteed compensation.

Information on AS "PNB Banka"

On 15 August 2019, the European Central bank (ECB) as the direct supervisor of AS "PNB Banka" decided to recognize the bank as a failing or likely to fail financial institution. Whereas the European Single Resolution Board has decided not to take resolution of AS "PNB Banka", which means not to take actions to stabilise the bank's operation. Having regard to the above and with a view of protecting the deposits of the bank's clients, the Board of the Financial and Capital Market Commission (FCMC) decided to suspend the provision of financial services to AS "PNB Banka" and declared the unavailability of deposits.

The FCMC has made a decision on the procedure for the guaranteed compensation payments to the clients of AS "PNB Banka" from 22 August 2019, entrusting the disbursement of the guaranteed compensations to AS "Citadele banka". Thus, the disbursement of the guaranteed compensation to the customers of AS "PNB Banka" will be started on the fifth working day following the occurrence of the unavailability of deposits, declared by the FCMC’s decision on 15 August 2019.

In accordance with Section 3 of the Deposit Guarantee Law, depositors may receive the guaranteed compensation within five years from the date on which the unavailability of deposits at the credit institution was declared, starting from 15 August 2024, depositors of the liquidated AS "PNB Banka" who are entitled to the guaranteed compensation but have not received it, will lose their right to the guaranteed compensation.

 

Hotline for AS "PNB Banka's" clients:

  • In Latvian: +371 67022883, +371 67022882
  • In Russian: +371 67022882, +371 67022883
  • In English: +371 67022883, +371 67022882

Questions on the filing of creditors' claims: +371 67041112 (More information at: https://pnbbanka.eu/en/pnb/about_bank/news/qa-kreditoru-prasijumi)

Latvijas Banka e-mail: info@bank.lv

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers on the procedure for the guaranteed compensation payments https://www.citadele.lv/lv/support/pnb/.

Information on AS ABLV Bank

Pursuant to Section 3, Paragraph four of the Deposit Guarantee Law, the depositors of ABLV Bank, in liquidation, who are eligible for the guaranteed compensation but who will not apply for it by 23 February 2023 will lose their right of claim against the Deposit Guarantee Fund of Latvia concerning the disbursement of the guaranteed compensation on 24 February 2023.

Disbursement of the guaranteed compensation is provided by AS "Citadele banka". More information on the procedure for application is available on its website.

More information – in the announcementannouncement of the Financial and Capital Market Commission.

Hotline for AS "ABLV's" clients on the receipt of the guaranteed compensation

ABLV phones for contacts: 67775555, 67775222
ABLV e-mail: info@ablv.com

Latvijas Banka phones for contacts:

  • In Latvian: +371 67022883, +371 67022882
  • In Russian: +371 67022882, +371 67022883
  • In English: +371 67022882, +371 67022883

Latvijas Banka e-mail: info@bank.lv

Information on AS "Trasta komercbanka"

At its meeting on 4 March 2016, the Board of the Financial and Capital Market Commission established the unavailability of deposits at AS "Trasta komercbanka" as based on the decision of the European Central Bank its banking licence was revoked on 3 March 2016.

Pursuant to Section 3, Paragraph four of the Deposit Guarantee Law, the depositors of AS "Trasta komercbanka" who are eligible for the guaranteed compensation but who have failed to apply for it by 3 March 2023 have lost their right of claim against the Deposit Guarantee Fund of Latvia concerning the disbursement of the guaranteed compensation on 4 March 2023.

In accordance with Section 19, Paragraph five of the Deposit Guarantee Law, if, within five years from the day the deposits become unavailable, a sworn bailiff or tax administration (the State Revenue Service) has not applied recovery of financial means of a depositor, the restrictions imposed by the sworn bailiff or tax administration on the disbursement of the guaranteed compensation shall terminate. Therefore, depositors of AS "Trasta komercbanka", who had restrictions imposed by the State Revenue Service or a sworn bailiff for receiving the guaranteed compensation until 3 March 2021 (e. g., any payment transactions suspended or funds in the account temporarily frozen), will be eligible for the guaranteed compensation, which will be available within five years, i.e. until 3 March 2026.

More information on the procedure for payment of guaranteed compensations is available by contacting Latvijas Banka by telephone.

Latvijas Banka phones for contacts:

  • In Latvian: +371 67022883, +371 67022882
  • In Russian: +371 67022882, +371 67022883
  • In English: +371 67022882, +371 67022883

Latvijas Banka e-mail: info@bank.lv

Liquidator of the bank: certified administrator of insolvency proceedings Armands Rasa
Address: Kr. Valdemāra iela 33 -35, Riga, LV-1010
Phone: +371 67280685
Fax: +371 67280603
E-mail: tkb@readvokati.lv

Informative telephone of LAS "Trasta komercbanka": +371 67027777.

Information on AS "Latvijas Krājbanka"

In accordance with the adopted amendments to the Deposit Guarantee Law, which entered into force on 14 June 2014, depositors may receive the guaranteed compensation provided for in Section 3 within five years from the day when the unavailability of deposits at the credit institution occurred. That provision has no retroactive effect, therefore the time limit for receiving the guaranteed compensation with a view to protect the interests of depositors shall be calculated from the date of entry into force of the respective amendments.

Taking into account the provisions of Section 3, Paragraph four of the Deposit Guarantee Law, from 13 June 2019, depositors of AS "Latvijas Krājbanka" in liquidation, who were eligible for the guaranteed compensation but have not received it, have lost their right to receive the guaranteed compensation.

In accordance with Section 19, Paragraph five of the Deposit Guarantee Law, if, within five years from the day the deposits become unavailable, a sworn bailiff or tax administration (the State Revenue Service) has not applied recovery of financial means of a depositor, the restrictions imposed by the sworn bailiff or tax administration on the disbursement of the guaranteed compensation shall terminate. Therefore, depositors of AS "Latvijas Krājbanka", who had restrictions imposed by the State Revenue Service or a sworn bailiff for receiving the guaranteed compensation until 13 June 2019 (e. g., any payment transactions suspended or funds in the account temporarily frozen), from 13 June 2019, are eligible for the guaranteed compensation, which will be available within five years, i.e. until 12 June 2024.

 

Information for minor depositors of LAS "Latvijas Krājbanka" regarding the disbursement of the guaranteed compensation

Taking into account the amendments to the Deposit Guarantee Law of 27 May 2021, where, in accordance with Paragraph 15 of the Transitional Provisions, depositors who on 14 June 2014 were entitled to receive the guaranteed compensation due to the occurrence of unavailability of deposits at the deposit taker (LAS "Latvijas Krājbanka"), but who have not received it because they were minors, will lose their right to claim against the Deposit Guarantee Fund the disbursement of the guaranteed compensation on 31 December 2029.

Amendments to the Deposit Guarantee Law stipulate that, in accordance with the decision of the Financial and Capital Market Commission on the way and procedure of the disbursement of the guaranteed compensation, the guaranteed compensation of a minor depositor may be transferred to an account opened in the name of the minor depositor with another deposit taker provided that the conditions for the use of the existing funds of that deposit taker are similar to those defined by the deposit taker with the established unavailability of deposits.

Depositors of LAS "Latvijas Krājbanka", who were minors on 14 June 2014, may receive their guaranteed compensation by applying to the joint stock company "Citadele banka".

Taking into account the amendments to the Deposit Guarantee Law, a guaranteed compensation may be disbursed to a minor depositor in three ways.

  • The minor depositor, having reached 18 years, himself/herself may apply to the joint stock company "Citadele banka" by presenting a personal identification document (passport).
  • The legal representative of a minor depositor (parent, guardian) may submit an application to the joint stock company "Citadele banka" to transfer the guaranteed compensation to an account opened in the name of the minor depositor with another deposit taker provided that the conditions for the use of the existing funds of that deposit taker are similar to those defined by the deposit taker with the established unavailability of deposits. In this case, it is necessary to present an agreement with another credit institution regarding the opening of the account to verify the compliance of the opened account with the requirements stipulated by the law.
  • Transferring of the guaranteed compensation to an account opened in the name of another person may be made by decision of the custody court.

In case of uncertainty, the bank’s former clients and creditors are invited to contact "KPMG Baltics", the administrator of LAS "Latvijas Krājbanka" by:
phone: +371 67104050,
e-mail: kpmg@lkb.lv.