Continued Wins against Financial Crime
The Bank of Cyprus has engaged since beginning of year 2014 in a very demanding and rigorous anti-financial crime remediation programme which has successfully been implemented by the end of year 2015. Today’s compliance function of Bank of Cyprus is one of the highest international standards which amongst others adhere to the principles of the US Patriot Act and local and EU law.
This strict programme had as a result until 31 December 2019 the following:
- Decrease of the international business clientele portfolio by 35%.
- Termination of around 81% of relationships with professional intermediaries introducing customers to the Bank, leading to a decrease of this portfolio of intermediaries from 1.601 to 302.
- Termination/suspension of 10.612 customer relationships solely on compliance/financial crime reasons corresponding to over €6.1 billion of turnover and yearly net profitability of €19.6 million.
- Rejection of 5.803 potential new customer relationships