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Bank of Zambia takes over Investrust Bank PLC

The Bank of Zambia has announced that it has taken over the running of Investrust Bank Plc because the ban is now insolvent.

The action is in line with Section 64 of the Banking and Financial Services Act No. 7 of 2017. In a statement, the Central Bank says the possession of the bank from April 2nd 2024 has been necessitated by its insolvency.

“The Bank of Zambia has had numerous engagements with the shareholders to recapitalise the bank. Unfortunately, the shareholders have been unable to resolve the insolvency. Under the circumstances, the Bank of Zambia has had to exercise its authority under the law to safeguard financial stability and the interests of the public,” the statement read.

The Bank of Zambia said it is also working with key stakeholders, including the Government, on mechanisms for depositors not to lose any of their money.

“Therefore, depositors are hereby urged to remain calm as implementation of the resolution mechanisms are being worked upon.

“An announcement to this effect will be made as soon as the arrangements are finalised. During the possession period, the Bank of Zambia shall, in accordance with the law, prepare a statement of affairs of the bank and take any other action deemed necessary.

Source: LUsaktimes

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