Updated on 26 April 2019
In July 2018 Piraeus Bank Romania S.A. was acquired by the J.C Flowers, a private equity leader, and was renamed into First Bank S.A. First Bank S.A. provides a broad range of retail banking products and services to private individuals.
Alpha Bank Romania was established in 1993 by the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development and Alpha Bank Group (Greece) as Banca Bucuresti SA and started its operations in 1994. In 2000 Banca Bucuresti SA was renamed to Alpha Bank Romania. Alpha Bank Romania operates as a universal bank providing a broad range of services and products for individuals, SMEs and companies.
Establsished in 1996, LIBRA INTERNET BANK is an innovation-oriented bank, relying on on speed in processing the customers' requests and operations, by creating one of the most modern and dynamic Internet banking services on Romanian market and launching award-winning products, such as the online payment system LibraPay, Access Investigator etc. LIBRA INTERNET BANK is a universal bank providing a broad range of retail and corporate banking products and services to individuals, self-employed professionals, SMEs, argicultural companies and other business entities.
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Time deposits accounts are interest-bearing deposit acoounts offering higher interest rates than savings accounts. However the money deposited to such account cannot be withdrawn for a specified period of time (term).
The table above shows essential details of selected time deposit products offered to retail customers by the banks in Romania: currency, interest rate per annum and deposit term. The time deposit accounts terms vary from 6 month to 10 years (120 months).The interest rates are within the range 0.20 - 1.81 %. The interest rates provided in the table do not take into account withholding tax levied on interest income in Romania.
Time deposit accounts made with credit institutions in Romania are covered by deposit guarantee scheme up to 100,000 EUR per depositor.
In October 2018, average annual deposit interest rate in local currency (Romanian new leu) of new contracts with fixed term up to 1 year between credit institutions and retail customers (households) was 1.69 %.
Romania's Moodys country ceiling (the highest rating that can be assigned) for deposits in local currency is set to A3 (upper medium grade).