Danish banks move deposit rates further into negative territory - could spur investments

Over the past few days, Denmark's three largest banks have increased negative deposit rates even further. Earlier this week, Nordea told AMWatch that the negative rates were a driver for retail clients to invest their money instead.

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This week, interest on savings deposits at Nordea, Jyske Bank and Danske Bank were pushed further into the negative. All three banks now offer increased negative deposit rates of -0.7 percent, compared to a previous -0.6 percent.

The negative rate increase comes after the Danish central bank, Nationalbanken, adjusted its own deposit rates from -0.5 percent to -0.6 percent.

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