Latvia - What happens with the workforce at bankrupt bank? - February 28, 2018

The third largest lender of the country, the bank ABLV, is to be closed down. On 24 February 2018, the European Central Bank announced that ABLV was ‘failing or likely to fail in accordance with the Single Resolution Mechanism Regulation’. The ECB said that ABLV’s liquidity position had deteriorated to the point where it had insufficient funds to meet its obligations. In fact, ABLV experienced a bank run which drained it of money. The Luxembourg subsidiary of the bank declared that its liquidity still fully covered the amount of its clients’ deposits. However, the decision was to also wind up the subsidiary. The Association of Latvian Commercial Banks stated that it fully supported the decisive and forceful action for the benefit of a resilient financial sector. In both countries it is unclear what will happen with the workforce. 

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