A Slovenian court ordered state-owned lender Abanka d.d. to repay €1.3 million to two owners of subordinated bonds written off during the country's bank overhaul between 2013 and 2014, Reuters reported Oct. 4.
The bank has appealed to the ruling but if it is upheld, three major banks — Nova Ljubljanska banka d.d., Nova Kreditna banka Maribor d.d. and Abanka — could end up paying millions in compensation to former holders of subordinated bonds, according to analysts.
In 2013 and 2014 the government put more than €3 billion into mostly state-owned banks, scrapping subordinated bonds issued by those banks to the value of some €600 million.