Nordea: We are not under money-laundering investigation. Swedbank: Neither are we
Danske Bank earlier on Thursday said it was being investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice about non-resident accounts at its Estonian branch, the latest blow in a long-running scandal over lax money laundering controls at its local subsidiary.
"To the best of our knowledge, Nordea is not under investigation from authorities related to money laundering in the Baltics," a Nordea spokeswoman said in an email.
Sweden's Swedbank said on Thursday that there were no ongoing investigations into its anti-money laundering procedures, a day after its shares slumped on worries about cross-border transactions by banks in Estonia.
"There are currently no ongoing investigations into our bank from any of our regulators concerning anti-money laundering practices," Swedbank said in a statement. ■