Legal proceedings against Nykredit Realkredit A/S and defunct Sydbank (Schweiz) AG, the cowboys that nearly brought the Danish parent company down, are now underway with the Marbella Courts. The claimants are two British citizens ripped off by employees of both companies,¬†one of which, Sydbank, operated out what is now a Fuengirola shoe shop.
This bank was never cleared by the Bank of Spain to conduct investment business, in spite of which they opened a branch office in the Costa del Sol town. The reason is that they never bothered to apply for a license.¬†
Lawyers acting for claimants will be requesting that Christel Hansen gives a witness statement, under oath, in respect of her involvement in selling bogus financial products.
Cristel, in the years of the Equity Release, would be used by Nykredit as a “pretty face” to lure unwary property owners into the trap. She used to visit clients in their own homes, together with Sydbank staff, and there are photos of her that corroborate this.
It remains to be seen whether she will choose to risk her freedom by lying in Court or, rather more appropriately, be honest and upfront about the misdeeds of her current employer.