Money Laundering Challenge – UBS CEO Ralph Hamers struggles with his ING and Payvision legacy
Ralph Hamers has only been the new CEO of Swiss UBS for a few weeks. For a few days now, he has been struggling to survive in his new job. An old money-laundering scandal of the ING came up again. The bank signed a settlement with the public prosecutor's office and had to pay the record fine of €775 mio. A ruling by The Hague Court of Appeal now forces the Dutch prosecution to start a probe into Hamers' responsiblity. Money-laundering is no longer perceived as a legally irrelevant trivial offense by bank directors.