Nordea Pankki Suomi Oyj: Nordea Cuts its Prime Rate and DepositRate in Finland
Nordea (HEX:NDA1V) will cut its Prime rate by 0.10 percentage points to 1.45 per cent. Nordea DepositRate will also be cut by 0.10 percentage points to 1.40 per cent. The revisions will become effective as from 2 January 2013.
Nordea applies the Prime rate as a reference rate both in deposits and in housing loans. Recently, the Prime rate has become less popular as the reference rate of housing loans. Still, in deposits its position has remained more stable.
Nordea DepositRate is a floating reference interest rate which follows the market rates. The DepositRate is used as the reference rate for the CurrentAccountPlus. The deposit interest payable on the account is calculated by deducting the margin defined for the interest tiers of the account from the deposit rate.
The value of the deposit rate is based on the market rate performance, but it is supposed to change slower than the market rates.
The rate cuts are based on the very low level of the market rates. The interest rates were last cut on 1 October 2012.
Nordea’s vision is to be a Great European bank, acknowledged for its people, creating superior value for customers and shareholders. We are making it possible for our customers to reach their goals by providing a wide range of products, services and solutions within banking, asset management and insurance. Nordea has around 11 million customers, approximately 1,000 branch office locations and is among the ten largest universal banks in Europe in terms of total market capitalisation. The Nordea share is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Nordic Exchange in Stockholm, Helsinki and Copenhagen.
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