Banking Supervision

Sanctions imposed by the Banco de España

Under the provisions of Art. 115.7 of Law 10/2014 of 26 June 2014 on the regulation, supervision and solvency of credit institutions, the Banco de España shall publish on its website the sanctions and reprimands imposed in relation to serious and very serious infringements within 15 working days from the date on which such sanctions and reprimands have become final pursuant to administrative proceedings. Where appropriate, and if it is so resolved, the identity of the person subject to the sanction or reprimand may remain confidential.

In compliance with this obligation, the following table includes a reference to the aforementioned sanctions and reprimands imposed by the Banco de España since the entry into force of Law 10/2014, referring to the appeals for judicial review, if any, lodged against the sanctioning resolution, and the outcome thereof.

Decision date Information on infringements and sanctions imposed Status
30-09-19

Fine imposed on BMCE Bank International, S.A. amounting to six hundred thousand euro (€600,000) — after application of a reduction of 40% established in Article 85 of Law 39/2015 of 1 October 2015 on the general government common administrative procedure — pursuant to Article 97(1)(a)(2) of Law 10/2014 of 26 June 2014 on the regulation, supervision and solvency of credit institutions, for the commission of a very serious infringement, of the type defined in Article 92(w) of said Law 10/2014.

This infringement consisted of breaches detected relating to corporate governance and the remuneration policy.

Final administrative decision
30-09-19

Fine imposed on BMCE Bank International, S.A. amounting to three hundred thousand euro (€300,000) — after application of a reduction of 40% established in Article 85 of Law 39/2015 of 1 October 2015 on the general government common administrative procedure — pursuant to Article 98(1)(b) of Law 10/2014 of 26 June 2014 on the regulation, supervision and solvency of credit institutions, for the commission of a serious infringement, of the type defined in Article 93(p) of said Law 10/2014.

This infringement consisted of shortcomings detected in its organisational structure, in its internal control mechanisms or in its administrative and accounting procedures, without said shortcomings jeopardising the solvency or viability of the institution.

Final administrative decision
30-09-19

Fine imposed on Mr Radi Mahmud Hamudeh, who held various posts at BMCE Bank International, S.A. (Director-General Manager and Chief Executive Officer), amounting to three hundred thousand euro (€300,000), pursuant to Article 100(1)(a) of Law 10/2014 of 26 June 2014 on the regulation, supervision and solvency of credit institutions, for the commission of a very serious infringement, of the type defined in Article 92(w) of said Law 10/2014.

This infringement consisted of breaches detected relating to corporate governance and the remuneration policy.

Final administrative decision
30-09-19

Penalty of disqualification imposed on Mr Radi Mahmud Hamudeh, who held various posts at BMCE Bank International, S.A. (Director-General Manager and Chief Executive Officer), from serving as a director or manager at any credit institution or in the financial sector for a period of 4 years, pursuant to Article 100(1)(d) of Law 10/2014 of 26 June 2014 on the regulation, supervision and solvency of credit institutions, for the commission of a very serious infringement, of the type defined in Article 92(w) of said Law 10/2014.

This infringement consisted of breaches detected relating to corporate governance and the remuneration policy.

Final administrative decision
30-09-19

Fine imposed on Mr Radi Mahmud Hamudeh, who held various posts at BMCE Bank International, S.A. (Director-General Manager and Chief Executive Officer), amounting to one hundred and fifty thousand euro (€150,000), pursuant to Article 101(1)(a) of Law 10/2014 of 26 June 2014 on the regulation, supervision and solvency of credit institutions, for the commission of a serious infringement, of the type defined in Article 93(p) of said Law 10/2014.

This infringement consisted of shortcomings detected at the aforementioned institution in its organisational structure, in its internal control mechanisms or in its administrative and accounting procedures, without said shortcomings jeopardising the solvency or viability of the institution.

Final administrative decision
30-09-19

Penalty of disqualification imposed on Mr Radi Mahmud Hamudeh, who held various posts at BMCE Bank International, S.A. (Director-General Manager and Chief Executive Officer), from serving as a director or manager at any credit institution or in the financial sector for a period of 2 years, pursuant to Article 101(1)(d) of Law 10/2014 of 26 June 2014 on the regulation, supervision and solvency of credit institutions, for the commission of a serious infringement of the type defined in Article 93(p) of said Law 10/2014.

This infringement consisted of shortcomings detected at the aforementioned institution in its organisational structure, in its internal control mechanisms or in its administrative and accounting procedures, without said shortcomings jeopardising the solvency or viability of the institution.

Final administrative decision
30-09-19

Fine imposed on Mr Mohammed Agoumi, in his capacity as member of the Board of Directors of BMCE Bank International, S.A., amounting to forty-eight thousand euro (€48,000) — after application of a reduction of 20% for voluntary payment established in Article 85 of Law 39/2015 of 1 October 2015 on the general government common administrative procedure — pursuant to Article 100(1)(a) of Law 10/2014 of 26 June 2014 on the regulation, supervision and solvency of credit institutions, for the commission of a very serious infringement, of the type defined in Article 92(w) of said Law 10/2014.

This infringement consisted of breaches detected relating to corporate governance and the remuneration policy.

Final administrative decision
30-09-19

Fine imposed on Mr Mohammed Agoumi, in his capacity as member of the Board of Directors of BMCE Bank International, S.A., amounting to twenty-four thousand euro (€24,000) — after application of a reduction of 20% for voluntary payment established in Article 85 of Law 39/2015 of 1 October 2015 on the general government common administrative procedure — pursuant to Article 101(1)(a) of Law 10/2014 of 26 June 2014 on the regulation, supervision and solvency of credit institutions, for the commission of a serious infringement, of the type defined in Article 93(p) of said Law 10/2014.

This infringement consisted of shortcomings detected at the aforementioned institution in its organisational structure, in its internal control mechanisms or in its administrative and accounting procedures, without said shortcomings jeopardising the solvency or viability of the institution.

Final administrative decision
30-09-19

Fine imposed on Mr Azzeddine Guessous, in his capacity as member of the Board of Directors of BMCE Bank International, S.A., amounting to forty-four thousand euro (€44,000) — after application of a reduction of 20% for voluntary payment established in Article 85 of Law 39/2015 of 1 October 2015 on the general government common administrative procedure — pursuant to Article 100(1)(a) of Law 10/2014 of 26 June 2014 on the regulation, supervision and solvency of credit institutions, for the commission of a very serious infringement, of the type defined in Article 92(w) of said Law 10/2014.

This infringement consisted of breaches detected relating to corporate governance and the remuneration policy.

Final administrative decision
30-09-19

Fine imposed on Mr Azzeddine Guessous, in his capacity as member of the Board of Directors of BMCE Bank International, S.A., amounting to twenty-two thousand euro (€22,000) — after application of a reduction of 20% for voluntary payment established in Article 85 of Law 39/2015 of 1 October 2015 on the general government common administrative procedure — pursuant to Article 101(1)(a) of Law 10/2014 of 26 June 2014 on the regulation, supervision and solvency of credit institutions, for the commission of a serious infringement, of the type defined in Article 93(p) of said Law 10/2014.

This infringement consisted of shortcomings detected at the aforementioned institution in its organisational structure, in its internal control mechanisms or in its administrative and accounting procedures, without said shortcomings jeopardising the solvency or viability of the institution.

Final administrative decision
30-09-19

Fine imposed on Mr Mohammed-Brahim Benjelloun-Touimi, in his capacity as member of the Board of Directors of BMCE Bank International, S.A., amounting to thirty-eight thousand four hundred euro (€38,400) — after application of a reduction of 20% for voluntary payment established in Article 85 of Law 39/2015 of 1 October 2015 on the general government common administrative procedure — pursuant to Article 100(1)(a) of Law 10/2014 of 26 June 2014 on the regulation, supervision and solvency of credit institutions, for the commission of a very serious infringement, of the type defined in Article 92(w) of said Law 10/2014.

This infringement consisted of breaches detected relating to corporate governance and the remuneration policy.

Final administrative decision
30-09-19

Fine imposed on Mr Mohammed-Brahim Benjelloun-Touimi, in his capacity as member of the Board of Directors of BMCE Bank International, S.A., amounting to nineteen thousand two hundred euro (€19,200) — after application of a reduction of 20% for voluntary payment established in Article 85 of Law 39/2015 of 1 October 2015 on the general government common administrative procedure — pursuant to Article 101(1)(a) of Law 10/2014 of 26 June 2014 on the regulation, supervision and solvency of credit institutions, for the commission of a serious infringement, of the type defined in Article 93(p) of said Law 10/2014.

This infringement consisted of shortcomings detected at the aforementioned institution in its organisational structure, in its internal control mechanisms or in its administrative and accounting procedures, without said shortcomings jeopardising the solvency or viability of the institution.

Final administrative decision
30-09-19

Fine imposed on Mr Jerónimo Páez López, in his capacity as member of the Board of Directors of BMCE Bank International, S.A., amounting to forty-three thousand euro (€43,000) pursuant to Article 100(1)(a) of Law 10/2014 of 26 June 2014 on the regulation, supervision and solvency of credit institutions, for the commission of a very serious infringement, of the type defined in Article 92(w) of said Law 10/2014.

This infringement consisted of breaches detected relating to corporate governance and the remuneration policy.

Final administrative decision
30-09-19

Fine imposed on Mr Jerónimo Páez López, in his capacity as member of the Board of Directors of BMCE Bank International, S.A., amounting to twenty-one thousand five hundred euro (€21,500) pursuant to Article 101(1)(a) of Law 10/2014 of 26 June 2014 on the regulation, supervision and solvency of credit institutions, for the commission of a serious infringement, of the type defined in Article 93(p) of said Law 10/2014.

This infringement consisted of shortcomings detected at the aforementioned institution in its organisational structure, in its internal control mechanisms or in its administrative and accounting procedures, without said shortcomings jeopardising the solvency or viability of the institution.

Final administrative decision
30-09-19

Fine imposed on Mr Othman Benjelloun, in his capacity as member of the Board of Directors of BMCE Bank International, S.A., amounting to twenty-nine thousand six hundred euro (€29,600) — after application of a reduction of 20% for voluntary payment established in Article 85 of Law 39/2015 of 1 October 2015 on the general government common administrative procedure — pursuant to Article 100(1)(a) of Law 10/2014 of 26 June 2014 on the regulation, supervision and solvency of credit institutions, for the commission of a very serious infringement, of the type defined in Article 92(w) of said Law 10/2014.

This infringement consisted of breaches detected relating to corporate governance and the remuneration policy.

Final administrative decision
30-09-19

Fine imposed on Mr Othman Benjelloun, in his capacity as member of the Board of Directors of BMCE Bank International, S.A., amounting to fourteen thousand eight hundred euro (€14,800) — after application of a reduction of 20% for voluntary payment established in Article 85 of Law 39/2015 of 1 October 2015 on the general government common administrative procedure — pursuant to Article 101(1)(a) of Law 10/2014 of 26 June 2014 on the regulation, supervision and solvency of credit institutions, for the commission of a serious infringement, of the type defined in Article 93(p) of said Law 10/2014.

This infringement consisted of shortcomings detected at the aforementioned institution in its organisational structure, in its internal control mechanisms or in its administrative and accounting procedures, without said shortcomings jeopardising the solvency or viability of the institution.

Final administrative decision
30-09-19

Fine imposed on Mr Mohamed Bennani, in his capacity as member of the Board of Directors of BMCE Bank International, S.A., amounting to eight thousand euro (€8,000) — after application of a reduction of 20% for voluntary payment established in Article 85 of Law 39/2015 of 1 October 2015 on the general government common administrative procedure — pursuant to Article 100(1)(a) of Law 10/2014 of 26 June 2014 on the regulation, supervision and solvency of credit institutions, for the commission of a very serious infringement, of the type defined in Article 92(w) of said Law 10/2014.

This infringement consisted of breaches detected relating to corporate governance and the remuneration policy.

Final administrative decision
30-09-19

Fine imposed on Mr Mohamed Bennani, in his capacity as member of the Board of Directors of BMCE Bank International, S.A., amounting to four thousand euro (€4,000) — after application of a reduction of 20% for voluntary payment established in Article 85 of Law 39/2015 of 1 October 2015 on the general government common administrative procedure — pursuant to Article 101(1)(a) of Law 10/2014 of 26 June 2014 on the regulation, supervision and solvency of credit institutions, for the commission of a serious infringement, of the type defined in Article 93(p) of said Law 10/2014.

This infringement consisted of shortcomings detected at the aforementioned institution in its organisational structure, in its internal control mechanisms or in its administrative and accounting procedures, without said shortcomings jeopardising the solvency or viability of the institution.

Final administrative decision
30-09-19

Fine imposed on Mr Mamoun Belghiti, in his capacity as member of the Board of Directors of BMCE Bank International, S.A., amounting to four thousand euro (€4,000) — after application of a reduction of 20% for voluntary payment established in Article 85 of Law 39/2015 of 1 October 2015 on the general government common administrative procedure — pursuant to Article 100(1)(a) of Law 10/2014 of 26 June 2014 on the regulation, supervision and solvency of credit institutions, for the commission of a very serious infringement, of the type defined in Article 92(w) of said Law 10/2014.

This infringement consisted of breaches detected relating to corporate governance and the remuneration policy.

Final administrative decision
30-09-19

Fine imposed on Mr Mamoun Belghiti, in his capacity as member of the Board of Directors of BMCE Bank International, S.A., amounting to two thousand euro (€2,000) — after application of a reduction of 20% for voluntary payment established in Article 85 of Law 39/2015 of 1 October 2015 on the general government common administrative procedure — pursuant to Article 101(1)(a) of Law 10/2014 of 26 June 2014 on the regulation, supervision and solvency of credit institutions, for the commission of a serious infringement, of the type defined in Article 93(p) of said Law 10/2014.

This infringement consisted of shortcomings detected at the aforementioned institution in its organisational structure, in its internal control mechanisms or in its administrative and accounting procedures, without said shortcomings jeopardising the solvency or viability of the institution.

Final administrative decision