Calviño does not rule out raising the extraordinary tax on banks and celebrates the "brake" of the Euribor

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Calviño does not rule out raising the extraordinary tax on banks and celebrates the "brake" of the Euribor


The acting First Vice President of the Government and Minister of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation, Nadia Calviño, has not ruled out this Thursday a possible increase in the extraordinary tax on banks, but conditioned on how the economic and budgetary situation evolves and the benefits of the financial sector.

"To the extent that there are extraordinary benefits, it will have to be considered. But we are going to see how the economic situation continues to evolve, the budgetary situation and how the benefits of the banking sector continue to evolve," he indicated in an interview with the SER chain collected by Europa Press.

The acting first vice president has indicated that this decision to raise the extra tax on banks, like others that the Government has been adopting, will be taken based on the situation at all times. "It is neither a yes nor a no, we will make the decision based on the situation when the time comes to evaluate it," she said in this regard.

Regarding interest rates, Calviño has celebrated the "respite" that the Euribor, the most important reference interest rate for mortgages, has registered in August its first fall in 20 months.

"It is already slowing down," the vice president celebrated, adding that she "is aware" that the banks are not transferring the rise in interest rates to mortgages. "They are interested in giving these mortgages and they are giving conditions that are perhaps a little below," she explained.

Calviño has insisted that banks have to offer adequate remuneration for deposits, an issue that he will address, along with the codes of good practice, in a new meeting that he will hold with the financial sector in the coming days.

"I am going to see how the situation is, how it is evolving and I am going to see with them what prospects there are and, of course, that there is adequate remuneration for savings (...). Banks effectively have to progressively adequately remunerate deposits ", pointed out Calviño, who added that, for example, Treasury bills "are being remunerated more than what a deposit could be at this time."