Money Deutsche Bank has to offer a cheaper basic account

12:20  30 june  2020
12:20  30 june  2020 Source:   rp-online.de

BGH rebukes banks for basic account

 BGH rebukes banks for basic account The idea sounds good: Everyone, regardless of how poor or rich, is entitled to their own current account, the bank must not reject any customers. The so-called basic account has existed in Germany since 2016. But at Deutsche Bank, account management has previously cost 8.99 euros a month - reason enough for the Federal Court of Justice (BGH) to take action. Consumer advocates still see a need for action after Tuesday's Karlsruhe ruling.

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Karlsruhe. The Federal Court of Justice protects users of a so-called basic account for low-income people from excessive fees. Deutsche Bank may no longer offer its basic account for EUR 8.99 a month as before.

 Die Zentrale der Deutschen Bank in Frankfurt. © Arne Dedert The headquarters of Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt.

According to the law, the costs must be reasonable. The banks are therefore not allowed to allocate their additional account management expenses solely to the holders of the basic accounts, as the Karlsruhe judges decided on Tuesday after a lawsuit filed by consumer advice centers against Deutsche Bank. They did not name a specific upper limit. From now on, Deutsche Bank will no longer be able to offer its basic account for EUR 8.99 a month as before. The judgment also applies to contracts that are already running. (Az. XI ZR 119/19)

The basic account was introduced in 2016 to enable people with little money to do basic banking. For example, homeless people or refugees should also have a checking account. The banks are fundamentally obliged to set up the account on request without prior checking. But it doesn't have to be free.

According to the law, the costs must be reasonable.

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