Euro

What is ‘Euro’

Deposit in EUR Deposit of foreign funds in the Bank, which operates in the framework of the European banking system. These banks operate on a consolidated European currency, the Euro. When external investor contributions in foreign currency in one of these banks, they effectively Deposit in euros. Investing money in a European Bank account, the account holder can expect to bear interest at a floating interest rate of the European Central Bank (ECB).

Breaking Down The ‘Euro’

Deposit in euros can be a way for a foreign citizen or company to protect their money if their Currency drastically lose value. Banks may provide for the punishment for these deposits foreign coins. European banks have historically paid customers with generous interest rates for “Parking” their money in these accounts. This practice encourages wealthy clients and large companies to save a more significant amount of money in these European accounts.

However, in 2014, the European Central Bank (ECB) lowered interest rates below zero for the first time. This lower interest rate meant the introduction of negative interest rates on deposits. Many international banks place their funds at the ECB. When the ECB initiated negative interest rates, those foreign banks, in fact, have to pay to Park funds at the ECB. Because of negative interest rates led to a loss of income for banks, many chose to pass these costs on to their customers.

Charging banks for deposits in Euro

Wall Street journal article of 2014, said that in the US the Bank of new York Mellon Corp. began charging 2 percent on Euro deposits. Other banks, such as Goldman Sachs and J. P. Morgan Chase and also passing these costs to customers.

In early 2017, the Swiss Bank UBS began to direct charge .6 per cent on deposits over € 1 million. According to”financial times”, said USB on-the-go, recalled: “the spending growth is observed in the industry, re-investment of cash deposits in the money and capital markets, the continuation of extremely low or negative interest rates in the Euro area and increasing the liquidity rules”.

Many Central banks around the world cut interest rates below zero. The Bank of Japan, Bank of Japan (boj) decided in December 2017, to keep interest rates at a negative one percent. Although Japanese banks were initially reluctant to pass the costs on customers, many fees for big clients to offset the reduction in profits. According to Japanese Bank customers will not be charged without their consent, but the Bank will refuse to accept further deposits if the customer refused to pay the fee.

As reported by Reuters in may 2017, some banks decided not to skip the costs of negative interest rates on customers. Some said they feared negative reactions from customers, which could result in loss of Deposit.

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