Population's deposits transferred from liquidated Alp Jamol Bank to Xalq Bank in Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan, Tashkent, March 24 / Trend D. Azizov /
Deposits in local and foreign currency have been transferred from affiliates of Alp Jamol Bank to the relevant branches of Xalq Bank (National Bank), Alp Jamol Bank's liquidation commission said.
The agreement was signed between Alp Jamol Bank and Xalq Bank last week, the message said.
According to the document, state-commercial Xalq Bank deals with all obligations under the contracts concluded with investors.
Investors and creditors of Alp Jamol Bank may apply to the liquidation committee chairman on the implementation of Alp Jamol Bank's obligations within two calendar months.
March 13 the Central Bank of Uzbekistan withdrew private Alp Jamol bank's license to conduct banking transactions in national and foreign currency due to violations of banking laws.
Payment of population's deposits in commercial banks in case of withdrawing the license has been fully guaranteed regardless of the amount of the deposit in Uzbekistan since December 2008.
Payment of compensation for citizens' deposits are carried out at the expense of the commercial bank and the Uzbek Citizens' Bank Deposit Guarantee Fund set up in 2002.
The population's deposits in the state Xalq Bank are guaranteed by the state.
Private Joint Stock Commercial Bank Alp Jamol was established by a group of entrepreneurs - residents of Uzbekistan March 16, 1998. According to the bank, as of January 1, 2010, its assets hit 118.6 billion soums, the total capital - 15,9 billion soums, including paid-up share capital - 10 billion soums. The Bank serves about 155,000 legal and physical entities.
The state-commercial Xalq Bank was reorganized from the Uzbek Republican Savings Bank in 1995. The bank is an agent of the government in implementing social programs. It works as a universal commercial bank. The Bank is a leader in terms of physical entities' deposits with a market share of 23 percent.
In 2009, the assets of Xalq Bank increased by 1.7 times compared to 2008 - up to 877.7 billion soums, the loan portfolio - by 77 percent - up to 419.2 billion soums, obligations - by 71.7 percent - up 721.1 billion soums, own capital - by 1,6 times - up to 156,7 billion sums given the formed authorized capital worth $ 100 billion soums.
The founders of the bank are the Uzbek Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank owning 51 and 49 percent of shares, respectively.
The bank has 200 branches, 2,500 units, more than 200 mini-banks, 300 savings banks. The bank serves about 30,000 legal and 9 million physical entities.
On March 24, the official exchange rate is 1550.46 soums per $1.