swiss negative deposits


Swiss Experience Could Pave Draghi’s Way On Deposit Rate

The market consensus is that the ECB will cut its deposit rate at tomorrow’s monthly meeting. The question is by how much. Consensus points to 10 bps to -0.4%, while other more agressive bets point to -0.55%. Switzerland has applied a negative deposit rate since January 2015, but experience seems to show this option is counterproductive for the banking sector.