Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) investigates allegations of involvement in money laundering operations by companies acquired from ABN AMRO. That is what a spokesman said about news coverage in Trouw and De Groene Amsterdammer. They wrote this week that Dutch banks formed a link in a major Russian money laundering operation.
In that case, now known as Troika Laundromat, 190 million euros worth of dubious money would have been channeled through ABN AMRO. RBS is legally liable for any missteps by the industry, which was taken over by the British in 2008. A spokesperson said that RBS takes money laundering accusations “seriously”, but does not want to comment on the specific details of transactions.
RBS has been under a magnifying glass for some time due to the Russian money laundering operation. The bank announced in July 2017 that it would cooperate with requests for information in that case of investigative services. At the same time, the financial group announced that it was the subject of a money laundering investigation by the British FCA financial watchdog, without mentioning whether it was the Laundromat case.