In an exclusive interview with Sawt Beirut International, Depositors’ Association lawyer Zeina Jaber stated that the Depositors’ Association had received more than thirty complaints about bank actions, such as requiring depositors with British citizenship to sign pledges agreeing not to file lawsuits in Lebanon or abroad, closing their accounts directly, or giving the value of their accounts based on bank checks.
“As a result of this matter,” she continued, “the Association of Depositors went to Bank Audi last week,” adding that “the Association today is in the process of following up with the depositors who were affected by these procedures to file the appropriate lawsuits and to give the appropriate legal advice.”
“This sort of practice is in contravention of the law and the contracts signed between the depositors and the bank,” Jaber said, adding that “these procedures discriminate against depositors with British citizenship.”
Audi Bank and Blom Bank
She went on to say that the most essential thing right now is to address the depositors who are subjected to this sort of treatment. She pointed out that “Blom Bank” had recently joined “Bank Audi” in a series of unreasonable actions.
It urged depositors to contact the Depositors’ Association in order to obtain the required guidance and legal support.