In connection with the dissemination by the mass media, in particular, «Radio Svoboda» on 08-09.11.2018, information on transactions of individuals who used the banking services of JSC IIB, we consider it necessary to declare.
Joint-Stock Company International Investment Bank is a universal banking institution that provides services, including the opening and maintenance of current accounts of legal entities and individuals. In doing so, the Bank strictly abides the provisions of the law and by-laws.
In accordance with the requirements of the legislation of Ukraine, the bank has no right to refuse to open an account, to execute relevant operations allowed by law, the charter documents of the bank and the license granted to it, except in cases when the bank is not able to accept a customer or if such refusal is allowed by law or by the bank rules.
Individuals mentioned in the «Radio Svoboda’s» program «Schemes» dated November 8, 2018, opened bank accounts in the JSC IIB on the same terms as are offered to all clients-individuals. These terms are public. JSC IIB had no legal grounds for refusal to open accounts to the above-mentioned persons.
After the funds were credited to the accounts of such persons, JSC IIB complied with the requirements of the law and regulatory acts of the NBU and reported to the State Financial Monitoring Service of Ukraine on financial transactions of clients containing the features stipulated by the Law of Ukraine «On Prevention and Counteraction to Legalization (Laundering) Terrorism Financing and Financing for the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction».
As reported by the press secretary of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Larysa Sargan on March 6, 2017, «due to the not indifferent bank employees who informed the prosecutor in a timely manner about the withdrawal of arrests from the accounts in court», «the GPU together with the SCFM immediately blocked funds on the bank accounts».
By executing court orders to cancel the arrest of funds, JSC IIB had no right to cast doubt on the legality of court decisions and to prevent clients from further disposing of their own funds, which were recognized by the court, as legally acquired.
To date, more than 200 million UAH have been arrested in the accounts of the Bank. The lot of this money should be resolved by law enforcement and judicial authorities. At the same time, in the future the Bank will act in strict conformity with the law.