Dr. iur. Martin Plenio LL.M.


Negativzinsen auf Girokontoguthaben bei der SNB – Eine rechtliche ­Betrachtung

In December 2014, the Swiss National Bank (SNB) announced that it would be imposing negative interest rates on sight deposit account balances at the SNB. In the context of such monetary policy instrument, it is important to differentiate clearly between negative interest the SNB currently applies to sight deposits and the wide-ranging capital controls witnessed during the 1970s which included a…