CB approves Union Bank’s request to cease primary dealership

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The Central Bank yesterday approved Union Bank’s request to cease operations as a Primary Dealer, the monetary authority said in a statement.

The general public is hereby informed that having considered the request made by the Union Bank of Colombo PLC (UBC), the Monetary Board of the Central Bank has granted approval for UBC to cease its operations as a Primary Dealer with effect from 1 May, it said.

UBC will continue to function as a Dealer Direct Participant in the LankaSettle system and transact in scripless government securities on behalf of its customers and maintain its customer accounts in the LankaSecure system.

The Central Bank wishes to emphasise that the above approval is purely based on a business decision of UBC and it does not affect carrying out any of its activities/services as a licensed commercial bank.