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 release, March 15: Comments on media reports

Press release, February 26: Swedbank appoints Forensic Risk Alliance (FRA) as external investigator

Press release, February 20: Comment on AML focus in Swedish media

Transcription, February 20: Conference call addressing reports in Swedish media

Website information: Our work with AML

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