NSDC proposes to nationalize Prominvestbank
And to give its deposits to the Savings Bank
The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine will consider a package of measures to resist the world financial crisis at its session on Oct 20. In particular, the session will consider nationalization of Prominvestbank.
According to an UNIAN correspondent, deputy President’s Chief of Staff Oleksander Shlapak claimed this to a press conference today.
“We, members of the working group [which worked out the package of anti-crisis measures for consideration of NSDC - UNIAN], advise namely this way of solving the problems of Prominvestbank – to nationalize it with help of the central bank, government, and the Savings Bank”, O.Shlapak said.
According to him, should NSDC approve of the above-mentioned package of measures, the problems of Prominvestbank may be solved in 2-3 weeks.
“Natural persons, who will become depositors of not Prominvestbank but of the Savings Bank, will get a 100-% guarantee from the state”, O.Shlapak said.
“We have already carried out preliminary consultations and talks, in particular, with the central bank”, he added.
As UNIAN reported earlier, the central bank placed Prominvest in receivership last week after speculation of a murky takeover deal led to a run on the bank. The central bank has not linked the rush to withdraw deposits with the global banking crisis that has felled giants in the United States and Europe.
But the central bank`s council head, Petro Poroshenko, said Prominvest, which lends to heavy industry, should be renationalized -- the solution chosen by several European governments for ailing banks.