In the call money comparison, the Luxembourg bank Advanzia is still ahead with 1.6 percent, guaranteed for three months. Opel Bank is now in second place. It offers 1.5 percent, also with an interest rate guarantee.
The Renault Bank with call money (1.05 percent) and the Ford MONEY Bank with fixed-term deposits (2.8 percent for two years) have already shown that car banks are at the forefront when it comes to interest rates for savers. Now the offshoot of another manufacturer is making its way into the top three for overnight interest rates: the OPEL Bank has been offering 1.5 percent since this week, guaranteed for three months. It now occupies second place in the daily money comparison by FOCUS online.
Important detail: OPEL Bank accepts credit balances of up to one million euros for interest from new customers. Because OPEL now belongs to the French PSA group (Peugeot, Citröen), the bank is also located there. As with Renault, the French deposit insurance system, which is theoretically “only” valid up to 100,000 euros, applies.
Advanzia Bank from Luxembourg is still at the top of the ranking with 1.6 percent; available daily and guaranteed for three months. That’s more than most German banks call for fixed deposits.
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Since the public finances of both Luxembourg and France are considered to be very solid, investors’ money is almost as safe here as in Germany. Both states are officially only liable up to 100,000 euros.
Consorsbank has been in third place for a few weeks now, guaranteeing its 1.3 percent for six months – plus the promise to even raise interest rates again during this period if Consors should increase its call money interest again. The special interest rate is granted up to a deposit volume of one million euros.
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For the sake of completeness, it should be mentioned that the Volksbank Hochtaunus (“Meine Bank”) also offers an attractive interest rate of 1.5 percent on call money. However, this cannot be completed via the FOCUS online comparison, but only directly with the bank.
Existing customers currently have the best cards with Renault Bank. The French raised the call money rate on existing accounts to 0.7 percent in October. The DKB, which has so far paid its customers only 0.01 percent on call money, wants to raise the interest rate to 0.4 percent from December 1st. The offer applies to both new and existing customers and is linked to the opening of a current account.
ING will also increase the interest rate for its existing customers to 0.3 percent on December 1, 2022. New customers at Dirk Nowitzki’s bank, on the other hand, already receive 1.0 percent. Existing Consorsbank customers will only receive 0.3 percent from January 1, 2023. Surprisingly, the bank, which is courting new customers with attractive conditions, has so far paid its existing customers no interest at all on overnight money (0.00 percent).
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In the case of the German bank mentioned, the German deposit protection fund of the Federal Association of German Banks (BdB, in the case of ING), the savings banks (in the case of the DKB) and the cooperative banks (“Meine Bank”) also attack, so that customer balances there are even higher are secured.
Are these call money rates still too low for you? Then take a look at our fixed deposit comparison. There, European banks offer interest rates of up to 2.77 percent for a term of just one year. With two years, even 3.10 percent per year are possible. The best time deposit offer from a bank with German deposit insurance for a term of twelve months comes from swk Bank with 1.95 percent. Over two years, the Ford MONEY Bank leaves the competition well behind with 2.80 percent.