NBU banned some investors from acquiring large stakes in several banks

NBU banned some investors from acquiring large stakes in several banksThe National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has decided against permitting some investors to acquire large stakes in banks Sofiysky, Investment-Trust, Smartbank, Unison, bank People's Capital (bank PC), the regulator has reported on its website.

According to the report, the central bank on January 22 banned three individuals M.Tkachenko (70%), V.Tkachenko (30%) and O.Ruba (100%) from acquiring shares in bank Sofiysky and on February 29 V.Prodivus and O.Troinikov from acquiring shares via Boyarbudinvest LLC (30% and 12.37% respectively).

The regulator on January 25 did not allow O.Stakhov to acquire 100% in Ukrinbank.

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The NBU said that on March 23 I.Dehtiar was not permitted to acquire 50.63% in Investment-Trust Bank and M.Hrezhdan to acquire 51% in Smartbank via Elis Distribution Ltd.

The central bank on March 23 also did not permit three individuals (O.Chepyzhko, Y.Chumak and Y.Voitko) to acquire bank Unison (10.3% each directly) and seven individuals to jointly acquire 36.55% in bank PC.

The NBU indentified real controllers of each bank. The central bank is finishing the main phase of work on making Ukrainian banks' ownership structure transparent.

The regulator said that in Q1 2016 the bank made 24 decisions on the acquisition of large stakes and 12 decisions against the acquisitions.
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