Deposits held in Estonia

Discussion in 'Deposits' started by Palerider, Feb 8, 2017.

  1. Palerider

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    I see banks in Estonia are offering 5% fixed one year deposit, they have the EU wide deposit guarantee up to €100k same as we have here, I am tempted, am I mad ?
     
  2. CiaranT

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    There is no EU wide deposit guarantee.

    There is a standard deposit insurance level but there is no guarantee at an EU level.

    Deposit insurance schemes are normally funded by the credit institutions that benefit from the insurance.
     
  3. mtk

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    Is it not guaranteed by the respective EU government.... (no idea how Estonia is doing btw)?
     
  4. Palerider

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    The depositor guarantee in Estonia meets the requirements of the EU deposit guarantee directive up to €100000, same as here as I understand it, the Estonia fund collects contributions from credit institutions into a fund that is available to protect deposits up to 100k in those same credit institutions.
     
  5. mtk

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    palerider where do you see 5% interest rates ?
     
  6. Palerider

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    https://Intus.ee


    I don't think they are covered by the Estonian guarantee, 5% fixed one year seems too good but of course this carries risk.
     
  7. TLO

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    This is looking like the real deal. Estonia uses the Euro and its largest bank, Swedbank A/S (39% market share), appears to be quoting 5% for a 12 month "online" term deposit of up to €100k.

    https://www.swedbank.ee/private/home/more/pricesrates/interests?language=ENG

    By comparison, term deposit accounts opened at a branch appear to attract an interest rate of only 1% for a 12 month term.
     
  8. Palerider

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    I see .05%, if TLO could verify in case I'm mistaken, the Intus crowd look more like a credit union, they appeared as a pop up at the base of the search when I was searching for historic Irish deposit rates so must be looking for deposits.
     
  9. TLO

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    It is TLO who is mistaken. The rate is 0.05%
     
  10. ant dee

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    So Intus is not a bank, is it more like a credit union? A pool P2P lending service?
     
  11. Palerider

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    No idea, know nothing about them, open to informed opinion but if they are not part of the bank guarantee in that country then it is not for me.
     
  12. Daddy Ireland

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    Just for clarification is a 100k deposit in Swedbank covered under a scheme similar to having 10pk in an Irish financial institution. If so what's not to like about the 5% the Estonia bank is offering ?
     
  13. Gordon Gekko

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    Based on the previous posts, the rate was 0.05%, not 5%!
     
  14. CiaranT

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    The deposit insurance level is 100k, not 10k. All EU countries offer deposit insurance at 100k per financial institution per person.
     
  15. Daddy Ireland

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    Thanks for replies. Got that rate very wrongood.