Deutsche Bank will have to repay over 3 million Euros to 49 customers who invested, through this bank, inLehman Brothers, Landsbanki and Kaupthing toxic financial products.

In spite of an earlier dismissal of the claim by a Court of First Instance, the Madrid Appeal Court considers that the bank failed in its statutory duties towards their clients: diligence, loyalty and clear information on their products.

According to the ruling, Deutsche Bank failed to explain not only the nature and characteristics of high risk products, such as the “preference shares”  but also, the financial and economical risks of the underlying investments.

The deciding Magistrates stressed that the investors were looking for profitability but shied away from capital losses, adding that there profile was not typical of ‘people gambling away in a roulette hard-earned money saved over a long time.’