Merrill Lynch charged the fees to about 95,000 accounts between April 2003 and December 2011, FINRA said in a statement Thursday.
Liechtenstein, a country known for its banking secrecy laws, recently agreed to allow its second largest bank, Liechtensteinische Landesbank AG, to turn over U.S. client data to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).
Members of the Federal Advisory Council, including Vikram Pandit, Citigroup Inc.’s chief executive officer, said the uncertainty was generated by the “significant differences” between the analysis used by the Fed in its stress-test model
In an interview with the Basler Zeitung newspaper, finance minister Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf indicated that Washington was keen on ending the spat, which is part of an American attempt to crack down on wealthy citizens using Swiss banks to dodge taxes.
Liechtenstein’s second-biggest bank, also known as LLB, is one of 11 financial firms, including Credit Suisse Group AG and Julius Baer Group Ltd., being investigated as part of a U.S. probe of offshore tax evasion.
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