Representatives of Swedbank, including CEO Birgitte Bonnesen, have conducted interviews with major news outlets to answer public questions. A conference call was also held with investors, analysts and the media. The interviews emphasise that Swedbank is proactive when signs of suspicious activity are detected.

- I do not recognize the way our bank is portrayed in SVT. We take suspected money laundering activities very seriously and invest significant resources to these important questions. We are investigating the allegations presented in the media, and we are cooperating with the relevant authorities. We are committed to continue working to identify and prevent money laundering in order for all our customers to feel safe, says Birgitte Bonnesen, CEO of Swedbank.

Further information

Press releases

2019-03-22 Report by Forensic Risk Alliance
2019-03-19 Comments on media reports
2019-02-26 Swedbank appoints FRA as external investigator
2019-02-20 Comment on AML focus in Swedish media

More information

2019-03-22 Conference call addressing the report concluded by Forensic Risk Alliance
2019-03-20 Background information
2019-02-20 Conference call addressing reports in Swedish media (trancription)

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Links to authorities

Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority
Estonian Financial Supervisory Authority
Latvian Financial and Capital Market Commission
Bank of Lithuania

Other links

Swedish Television news programme