Deposit Insurance During EU Accession
21 Pages Posted: 16 Nov 2003
Date Written: October 2003
The paper presents a brief review of the systems of deposit insurance in accession countries, comparing their level of harmonization with the perspective of their EU integration. Studying the different practices of deposit insurance in the context of developing financial safety nets in future Europe we have found that: (i) there is over-insurance of deposits in accession countries, and (ii) that this could lead to increasing moral hazard, incentives deformation and increasing costs of banking intermediation in the whole euro area.
Keywords: deposits insurance, financial regulation, accession countries
JEL Classification: G1, P2
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