Tuesday, October 2, 2012

12-10-01 Repeat Request for Designation of a Complaint Number by Bank of Israel, Banking Regulation, for a complaint against Bank HaPoalim, BM

Stanley Fisher, Governor of the Bank of Israel, and Zion Kenan, CEO of Bank HaPoalim

RE: Complaint Number for complaint against Bank HaPoalim, BM

Tue, Oct 2, 2012 at 10:17 PM

To: Miriam Segal
Cc: Stanley Fisher

October 1, 2012

Dear Ms Segal:

Thanks for your help by phone today, when I called to inquire regarding the Complaint Number, designated by Bank of Israel, Banking Regulation, for my complaint against Bank HaPoalim, BM, filed with Bank of Israel over a month ago.

Since you indicated that office staff was off for the holiday, I will call back next week, as you suggested.

Beyond my individual case, the issue is of significance for the following reasons:
1)       I firmly believe that investigation of the complaint will uncover criminality by senior officer of Bank HaPoalim, BM, the largest consumer bank in the State of Israel, and
2)       Failure, or refusal to issue a complaint number for a complaint that was duly filed and received by Bank of Israel, raises concerns regarding integrity of banking regulation in the State of Israel.

Both issues should be of concern at a time, when criminality of financial institutions and failing banking regulation are the cause of a worldwide financial crisis.


Joseph Zernik, PhD