Mededeling Franse centrale bank over Landsbanki / Icesave

Datum 11 februari 2010

Vandaag heeft de Franse centrale bank / Banque de France de volgende mededeling gedaan:

'Following reports in the press suggesting that the Icelandic bank ICESAVE had had its application for licensing turned down by the French authorities, the Banque de France would like to point out that ICESAVE has never submitted an application for licensing in France as a credit institution or investment firm and that, furthermore, no notification has been received with a view to carrying out these activities in France, either under the freedom of establishment or under the freedom to provide services.          

However, notification of free provision of services was received in 2005 from Landsbanki Island HF which was thereafter added to the list of institutions authorized to carry on their business in France under the freedom to provide services according to EU Directives.'