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Being Thankful - What Negative Savings Rates Would Look Like At Your Bank

The Thanklessness of Negative Rates

We have laughed about it for years at banking conferences, but rates at one bank, have in fact, gone negative. While earning interest on deposits has been a long held precept in banking, the Alternative Bank Schweiz (ABS), a community bank in Switzerland, is the first bank in history that has moved an entire product line to negative rates. As of this week, retail customers get charged 12.5 basis points for short-term deposits and 75 basis points on deposits above 100k Swiss Francs ($98,202).


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