Nordea Bank Says Employees Cannot Own Cryptocurrencies
Nordea Bank has made a new stance against cryptocurrencies. The giant bank has decided to ban its employees from owning cryptocurrencies. It has been reported that the bank has adopted a policy which bans employees from both owning and trading in cryptocurrencies.
This means that Nordea Bank employees cannot own bitcoins. The fact that Nordea Bank has not been a great supporter of bitcoin and the cryptocurrency market is already well-known. Now, the bank, which has its headquarters in Finland, has taken a new stance against cryptocurrencies.
Nordea Bank's policy forbids all employees from owning cryptocurrencies
It has been claimed that the new policy is not shocking at all to people who have been looking into Nordea Bank's stance on cryptocurrencies. The CEO of the bank, Casper von Koskull, has previously claimed that bitcoin is only "a joke."
The popular bank made the official announcement in a post on social media. The bank claimed that employees, at least in Sweden, have to stop owning and trading in bitcoin and other digital currencies. The message also clarified that the new policy will apply to all employees of the bank, including secretaries, cleaners, IT staff, and of course bank personnel.
So, anyone working for Nordea Bank, regardless of the position in the bank, will have to comply with the new policy. The bank provided no other details for the moment on how employees who already own cryptocurrencies should proceed and by when they should sell their bitcoins or altcoins.