|Country (Currency)||Deposit Rate||Max. Protected Amount||Deposit Rating|
|Poland (PLN)||1.74%||100,000 EUR||Aa3|
|Romania (RON)||1.54%||100,000 EUR||A3|
|Czech Republic (CZK)||1.36%||100,000 EUR||Aa2|
|Netherlands (EUR)||1.22%||100,000 EUR||Aaa|
|Slovakia (EUR)||1.18%||100,000 EUR||Aaa|
|United Kingdom (GBP)||1.11%||85,000 GBP||Aaa|
|France (EUR)||1.10%||100,000 EUR||Aaa|
|2||Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau||Germany||AAA||Aaa||AAA/Aaa|
|4||Landeskreditbank Baden-Württemberg - Förderbank -||Germany||AAA||Aaa||AAA/Aaa|
|5||LfA Förderbank Bayern||Germany||-||Aaa||-/Aaa|
|7||BNG Bank NV||Netherlands||-||Aaa||-/Aaa|
Direct banking is a relatively new way of delivering banking products and services to the customers via direct channels, meaning that a direct bank operates without brick-and-mortar branch network and its services are provided via online banking, mobile banking, ATM networks, and even mail. As direct banks don't have an expensive branch network, the resulting cost savings are passed on to the bank's customers which allows to offer fair conditions in all product areas.
Retail banking is an important component of German banking sector, represented by a large number of banks with different origin and business focus. Apart from two nationwide networks of local cooperative and savings banks, there are independent banks, regional state banks, and specialized banks.
The United Kingdom is a important financial center attracting investors from all over the world bringing the diversity into British banking industry both in terms of provided products, services and solutions and in terms of originating countries. Along with investment and private banking, retail banking is an important component of British banking landscape.