The UK’s National Crime Agency has opened a criminal investigation into a UK-registered company suspected of having been involved in the Danske Bank multi-billion money-laundering scandal, The Financial Times reported.
The agency did not reveal the name of the company but the paper wrote it was a UK-registered limited liability partnership or LLP.
The scandal relates to non-resident transactions worth 200 billion euros (US$236 billion) that over years had passed through the bank’s Estonian branch, many of which the bank itself later claimed were suspicious.
Denmark’s biggest lender also faces a new Danish investigation after the bank’s own investigation prompted widespread criticism and propelled the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority (FSA) to revisit the case which it had concluded this May.
Thomas F. Borgen, CEO of Danske Bank, resigned on Wednesday, saying that although the investigation did not