USA requests FI meeting on Swebank and money laundering


On Wednesday, the US Embassy in Stockholm requested a meeting with the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority in the wake of the recent week’s media information on suspected money laundering in Swedbank.

It reports Dagens Industri.

“I wonder if a meeting can be arranged between our Charge d’Affaires and Finansinspektionen. The purpose is to get a briefing on Swedbank and FI’s actions, ”writes an official at the embassy in the brief letter.

Charge d ‘Affaires is a diplomacy for the person who replaces an ambassador. The United States currently has no ambassador in Sweden.

The US Embassy does not want to comment on its request to meet Finansinspektionen, the newspaper says.

  • The American embassy generally does not comment on their private meetings with Swedish officials, writes press officer Williams Martin to Dagens Industri.

Last year, US authorities initiated investigations by Danske Bank on the grounds of money laundering there. There is currently no information on similar investigations regarding Swedbank, but such a development has been described as a nightmare in view of the great powers that the US authorities have.