“During the 11 months of this year, we returned 61 billion rubles to the bankruptcy estate. This includes the voluntary income of third parties, the results of judicial work and collection from debtors, funds from the sale of assets, etc. Next year this figure will be 30-36 billion rubles,” Melnikov said.
At the same time, he noted that more than 70 billion rubles were paid to creditors of liquidated financial organizations; in 2021-2022, 30 banks went into liquidation. “Liquidation procedures for nine of them have been completed. Their creditors’ claims have been fully satisfied, including at the expense of funds provided by third parties,” the source said.
“According to the agency’s strategy until 2025, we must complete the bankruptcy proceedings within three years, the mandatory liquidation in a year and a half. 7 months,” Melnikov explained.
During the entire period of work of the DIA, the liquidation of 438 financial institutions has been completed. The average percentage of satisfaction of the credits of creditors of credit institutions is almost 50%.
By third parties, as a rule, is meant the beneficiaries of financial organizations, Melnikov explained. “The mentality of the people whose banks are now exiting the banking market is different from that of their predecessors. They understand that, most likely, a criminal case will be brought, a verdict will be given, the agency will sue for damages, we they are looking for assets, therefore, they do not wait, while the sentence comes into force, they are looking for investors, redeeming the claim rights of creditors, repurchasing assets at good prices, that is, they are making efforts so that creditors receive 100% of satisfaction, except that in this case there will be no claims against him,” he added.
In the nine months of 2022, DIA’s claims for damage recovery against former heads of 13 financial institutions in the amount of 55 billion rubles and 6 million dollars were satisfied, 21 managers were brought to vicarious liability, the amount of which potential is 400 billion rubles. During the same period, 186 requests for recognition of transactions as invalid for 63 billion rubles were fulfilled, Melnikov concluded.
Read the full version of the interview with Andrey Melnikov, head of the Deposit Guarantee Agency, on the website at 00:00 and in the next issues of Rossiyskaya Gazeta.