Standard Chartered will pay more than 300 million dollars to settle charges it violated US sanctions on Iran, Burma, Libya and Sudan. The UK-based bank has been fined 100m by the Federal Reserve and the Department of Justice seized assets worth 227m, the regulators said.
Standard Chartered expects to pay 330 million dollars to US regulators to settle claims that it did not comply with US sanctions against Iran. The amount is on top of 340m it paid to New York's Department of Financial Services (DFS) earlier this year.
Standard Chartered chief executive is in New York to negotiate directly with the US regulator that accused it of scheming to hide 250bn dollars of transactions with Iran. The regulator will hold a hearing on Wednesday to decide whether to revoke the bank's New York banking licence. It is unclear yet whether Peter Sands will attend the hearing.
As British bank denies accusations it hid 250 billion dollars in transactions with Iranian banks, its share price falls sharply. Standard Chartered has rejected a US regulator's claim that it hid 250 billion dollars in transactions with Iranian banks in violation of US sanctions.
Standard Chartered bank illegally schemed with Iran to launder as much as 250bn dollars for nearly a decade, a US regulator says. The New York State Department of Financial Services said that the bank hid 60.000 secret transactions for Iranian financial institutions that were subject to US economic sanctions.