Not reporting the copying of signatures; settlement

18 September 2019
Settlement
Fine

TRB 2019-3982

Defendant had knowledge of the fact that a bank's mortgage advisers were copying signatures of customers onto documents. The defendant did not report the transgressions to a manager, nor did he raise the subject with his colleagues.

The defendant also relayed the method to at least one other mortgage adviser, allowing it to spread further in the bank. By doing this, the defendant breached the banker's oath. He accepted a settlement offer from the Prosecutor's Office and paid a fine of €500. His name was added to the foundation's registry, accessible by all banks.