Deposit guarantee scheme is a financial stability mechanism implemented in many countries to protect bank depositors against the loss of their deposits in the case when a bank is unable to meet its obligations to depositors by compensating certain deposits held by depositors of the bank. This compensation is paid out from the contributions which banks have made into a deposit guarantee fund.
All branches of EU-banks operating in Italy participate in deposit guarantee schemes of their home countries. This means that Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.a. (bbva) participates in the deposit guarantee scheme of Spain.
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.a. (bbva) is a member of Fondo de Garantía de Depósitos de Entidades de Crédito (FGD) and makes its contributions into it. In the case of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.a. (bbva) failure, eligible depositors having covered accounts in this bank will be paid out the following compensation: