By Ayya Lmahamad
Azerbaijan’s Deposit Insurance Fund has paid AZN 537.1 million ($315.9M) to the 22,757 depositors of four banks that were liquidated in the past few months, the fund has reported.
According to the report, the International Bank of Azerbaijan has paid over AZN 192.5 million ($113.2M) to 8,038 depositors of “AGBank” and “NBCBank” as a compensation in the process of liquidation.
The payment of compensations to these banks were made in non-cash form in 20 branches through debit cards of the International Bank of Azerbaijan.
As of September 29, AZN 78.9 million ($46.4M) was paid to 4,112 depositors of “AGBank” and AZN 113.6 million ($66.8M) to 3,926 depositors of “NBCBank”.
Moreover, Kapital Bank has paid AZN 344.5 million ($202.6M) to 14,719 depositors of "Amrahbank" and "Atabank" as a compensation in the process of liquidation.
The compensations to these banks were paid in non-cash form in 35 branches through Kapital Bank debit cards and Khazri fast money transfer system.
During this period, AZN 132.2 million ($77.8M) was paid to 5,567 depositors of “Amrahbank” and AZN 212.2 million ($124.8M) to 9,152 depositors of “Atabank”.
According to Article 28.3 of the law "On Insurance of Deposits", the Deposit Insurance Fund accepts applications from depositors within one year from the date of first publication of the notice on compensation.
The licenses of Azerbaijan’s AtaBank OJSC and Amrahbank OJSC were canceled on April 28 upon the decision of the Board of the Central Bank of Azerbaijan (CBA). On May 12, the licenses of AGBank OJSC and NBC Bank OJSC were canceled and the bankruptcy process was launched.
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