"Since February 2022, when the Czech National Bank took steps to revoke the banking licence of Sberbank CZ, a.s., we have all found ourselves in the same boat - whether individuals, entrepreneurs, companies, cities or regions. Now, after almost two years of waiting, the whole situation was finally going to be resolved and, like other creditors, we were counting on the return of a substantial part of the funds at the end of this year," says Tomáš Vavřík, Executive Director of the FIPOX Group.
"We find it completely unfair that one of the creditors, for unclear reasons, should take more than 15,300 creditors hostage and thus postpone the start of payments to all remaining creditors indefinitely. We have therefore decided to offer the company what it publicly proclaims as its demand, i.e. 100% coverage of their claim of CZK 27 million. The current tactics of this creditor appear to us to be purely expedient and bullying thousands of subjects," Vavřík further clarifies.
The receivable of the FIPOX Group from Sberbank CZ, a.s. amounts to CZK 60 million, which is a marginal amount compared to the total value of the FIPOX Group's assets. "Such purposeful behaviour is not consistent with the values on which we are based and which guide us. That is why we have also decided to make an offer to buy the debt and help thousands of creditors who could receive their payout this year. We understand that this is an investment on behalf of others, but we have sufficient available funds to pay the assignment fee. We will withdraw the appeal immediately upon acquisition of the claim. We have not yet received a response to our offer," adds Vavřík.