Banking and finance news
The government wants to encourage VSEs and SMEs to share in the value created within the company. The various value-sharing schemes are struggling to win over very small businesses. The government intends to convince them.
ING to close its last retail customer accounts Following its decision to withdraw from the French market, ING will soon be definitively closing the last accounts of its retail customers.
Employee savings: what are the advantages for managers? Company directors can benefit from attractive tax advantages when they use employee savings schemes.
Towards an increase in home savings plan rates in 2023 The rate of return on home savings plans could rise in the coming months in the wake of high inflation in France over the past year.
Livret A: no rate increase on November 1 despite high inflation There will be no boost for Livret A holders. At least not yet.
Banking crisis in Lebanon: savers reclaim their money Faced with the informal banking restrictions imposed in Lebanon, many customers are trying to assert their rights through the courts.
Regulated savings: Caisse des Dépôts called to order by the Court of Auditors In its report on regulated savings, the French Audit Office (Cour des Comptes) warns Caisse des Dépôts of the risks weighing on the savings fund.
Livret A: another rate increase expected in February 2023 Given rising inflation and higher interbank rates, the Livret A rate is set to rise again in 2023.
The Livret d'Epargne Populaire to help boost purchasing power Still largely unknown, the Livret d'Epargne Populaire savings account is seen by the government as a tool to combat inflation.
Towards a Livret A interest rate of 2% this summer? The Banque de France is due to recalculate the Livret A interest rate on July 15. In view of inflation, this could rise to 2%.
Life insurance and PER management fees to be clearer from June 1 From June 1, 2022, bankers and insurers will have to make it easier to compare pension savings plans (PER) and life insurance policies.
Bank deposit guarantee: resources for the scheme on the rise The resources of the Deposit Guarantee and Resolution Fund, which protects savers' deposits, have increased considerably for 2021.
USA: bank deposits on the decline After years of rising bank deposits in the US, the trend is reversing, with a decline expected in 2022.
Swoon parent company placed in receivership Bad news for savers planning to turn against Swoon's parent company: Financière de Garantie has been placed in receivership.
Life insurance and PER: soon an online tool to summarize fees From June 1, an online tool will summarize life insurance and retirement savings plan fees in a single, standardized table.
Savings: more than 1,200 fraudulent sites identified in 2021 The Autorité de contrôle prudentiel et de résolution has added a record number of fraudulent sites to its blacklist for 2021. Read more.
Livret A rate to rise to 1% on February 1 From February 1, the Livret A rate will rise from 0.5% to 1%. The government has chosen to go beyond the expected increase. Find out more.
Savings: ING closes certain French customer accounts Dutch online bank ING has closed several hundred thousand inactive accounts.
Livret A: why households continue to prefer risk-free savings Even before the start of the health crisis, the French preferred risk-free savings. This trend is set to continue in 2022.
Covid and surplus savings: the 5 favorite investments of the French The French have accumulated considerable surplus savings since the start of the health crisis. Which investments have been their favorites?
French households are saving less and less Since the start of the health crisis, the French have accumulated a considerable savings surplus, but the trend is slowing. Here's how.
Deposit guarantee: German banks to set a ceiling Germany's private banks have decided to put an end to unlimited deposit guarantees from 2023.
Livret A rate: a costly increase is likely for banks Due to rising inflation, the Livret A rate is likely to be increased. A decision that would cost banks dearly.
Savings: what are the most profitable investments? Despite rising inflation, some investments can still make a good profit, provided you accept a higher level of risk.
Livret A: rate could be raised in 2022 The interest rate on Livret A passbook savings accounts, currently set at 0.5%, could be raised from February 1, 2022. Here's how it works.