A group of DSB bank customers are planning to take legal action against the man who called on savers to remove their money from the bank and force its bankrutpcy.
Pieter Lakeman said on national tv on October 1 that people who felt they had been badly treated by the bank would have a better chance of compensation if it was bankrupt.
DSB has been in the hands of administrators since Monday. Accounts have been frozen and savers with over €100,000 in the bank will lose some of their money.
Between October 1 and 11, over €600m was taken out of DSB. And Nout Wellink, head of the central bank, said on Monday Lakeman’s statement had a large influence on his decision to ask the courts to put DSB under emergency orders.
Lakeman is reported as saying by the Volkskrant he is aware not everyone will be better off because of the bank’s fall. ‘But I am not there for the general good,’ he was quoted as saying.