Danske Bank Lowers Negative Rate Threshold, Denmark’s Business Minister Says ‘Enough is Enough’

Danske Bank Lowers Negative Rate Threshold, Denmark’s Business Minister Says ‘Enough is Enough’


On April 26, 2021, the Danish multinational banking and financial services corporation Danske Bank published a press release explaining that the institution has changed the threshold for personal customers and standard interest rates for business customers in Denmark. The Bank plans to lower the threshold for charging negative interest on deposits from DKK 100,000 to DKK 250,000 ($16k to $40k USD).

Denmark Savers Will Feel the Brunt of Negative Rates This Summer

A number of large financial institutions in Europe have been embracing negative interest rates. Bitcoin.com News recently reported on ECB President Christine Lagarde’s opinion of the situation and how she defended negative interest rates. Lagarde noted that it might bother savers, but people need to put the global economy ahead of savers. Moreover, the Bank of England (BoE) wants British banks and building societies in the region to have negative bank rate solutions ready by August 2021.

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