RIA NOVOSTI. The Moscow Arbitration Court has registered the Bank of Russia’s statement of claim seeking to wind up AMT Bank whose license was revoked on July 21, 2011, a court official told the Russian Agency for Legal and Court Information, RIA Novosti wires. As estimated by the Deposit Insurance Agency (DIA), payments to the lending institution’s deposit holders will become record high in the agency’s history. The regulator’s statement of claim reached the court on August 4, and the date of its review has yet to be determined. The statement of claim specifies DIA as a co-defendant together with AMT Bank.

On July 21, 2011 the Bank of Russia cancelled the license held by AMT Bank, which attracted over Rub 15 bln of private deposits, for the presentation of unreliable financial data. In line with DIA’s preliminary estimate, payments to AMT Bank deposit holders will be the highest in the agency’s history (Rub 13 bln). Previously payments to the customers of Monetny Dom, which was part of the so-called group of banks controlled by Matvey Urin, were considered to be record high (over Rub 5 bln).

DIA reported on August 3 that in line with AMT Bank’s received register of obligations around 35,000 deposit holders could apply for insurance indemnity for around Rub 12.4 bln. Sberbank of Russia was announced the winner of a DIA-held tender to select agent banks to pay insurance indemnity to AMT Bank deposit holders.