Heute erschien diese Pressemeldung der Kaupthing Edge Bank:
17 April 2009
All Kaupthing Edge deposits in Germany to be repaid
Kaupthing Bank has secured sufficient funds to repay all deposits back to depositors of Kaupthing Edge Germany. Kaupthing Bank has been committed to paying back all priority claims as quickly as possible and has placed great importance on settling the claims of the depositors of Kaupthing Edge Germany. When this repayment has been made, Kaupthing Bank will have repaid all deposits defined by Icelandic law as priority claims, i.e. deposits made at the parent company and at branches belonging to the parent company.
Despite great efforts, due to various complications, this process has been more time consuming than originally anticipated. Most of these difficulties have now been resolved. However, Kaupthing Bank is still working on some technical issues with regard to the payment procedure.
Furthermore, DZ Bank AG, which was appointed as the payment agent for Kaupthing Edge Germany customers, seized EUR 55m, which in the opinion of Kaupthing Bank should have been used to reimburse German Kaupthing Edge depositors. There is every indication that this matter will have to be resolved in court but it will not affect the Bank’s decision to pay out all deposits.
Kaupthing Bank and the German authorities have had comprehensive discussions on this matter in the last few months to develop a solution which fully ensures the secure repayment of deposits to the Bank’s customers.
Kaupthing Edge depositors will receive a letter from the Bank outlining the payment procedure. Customers will have the opportunity to change their contact and account details. Thereafter, the balance of deposits as it was when Kaupthing Edge Germany was placed into moratorium will be repaid.
Kaupthing Bank would again like to thank Kaupthing Edge Germany depositors for their continued patience. As before, depositors are encouraged to visit the bank’s online information centres http://www.kaupthing.com and http://www.kaupthingedge.de. Further information and instructions will be posted on these websites later this month.
Und auch die islaendische Premierministerin Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir hat heute auf der Jahrestagung der islaendischen Notenbank gesagt, dass es jetzt endgueltig feststehe, dass die eigenen Mittel von Kaupthing Edge ausreichen werden um alle Kontoguthaben an die deutschen Kontoinhaber auszuzahlen. Sie meinte dies sei ein ausserordentlig erfreulicher Ausgang. Dazu die Meldung auf reuters.com:
REYKJAVIK, April 17 (Reuters) – Icelandic Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir said on Friday the assets of Kaupthing would be enough to pay back all the German depositors who held EDGE accounts in the failed bank.
„It has now become clear … the assets of Kaupthing are sufficient to settle accounts with German depositors,“ she said in the text of a speech published on the government’s website.
„This is an important step in our efforts to settle our affairs amicably with the international community.“
The bank, which was taken over by the North Atlantic island nation’s government late last year after it succumbed to the global financial crisis, said in February it had secured sufficient funds to pay back a majority of its German deposits. (Reporting by Omar Valdimarsson, editing by Matthew Lewis)
Und noch ein Artikel dazu aus Island:
The liquidating committee has insured the finances to pay out the balances of Kaupthing Edge in Germany in full, according to the news announcement from Kaupthing. No commitments because of Kaupthing Egde will fall on the Icelandic taxpayers.
Around 30 thousand savings owners in Germany will have their balances in the internet bank Edge paid out. The amount is close to 330 million euro of roughly 55 billion Icelandic króna.
In the news announcement says that the liquidating committee of Kaupthing bank has put rich emphasis on paying out all of the priority claims to the savings owners. „By repaying the balances of Edge in the branch of Kaupthing in Germany will the repayment process to all of the savings owners of Kaupthing abroad will the process be finished, but such repayments have already been finished in Norway, Sweden, Finland and Austria.
The liquidating committee has worked hard on insuring the value of the asset collection of the bank and now it is clear that the balances will be paid out by the bank and so are no claims on Kaupthing Edge fall on the Icelandic government or the Icelandic taxpayers. The repayment of the baances are so going to be processed despite the fact that the German bank DZ Bank AG has frozen 55 million euro of the balances of the savings owners of Kaupthing Edge which were intended to be used to pay out the balances. The bank is now working on the technical implemetation of the payments of the balances with good cö-operation with the authorities of Germany,“ says amongst other in the news article of Kaupthing.
Na endlich. Ich würde es nur zu gerne glauben. Aber nach all der Hinhalterei usw. der letzten Monate… Nun denn, warten wir auf die Post von Kaupthing Edge!