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PIPIE


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Both HSBC and Turkbank have reduced interest accounts , have the other banks also ?



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22% at continental yesterday



PIPIE


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cheers Nge , is that monthly ? or annualy ?



Littlenige



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monthly there is of course tax on it of 8%



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Garanti, Iktisat and Creditwest have all gone down but not as much as Turkbank. The latter will not move money without origianal signed letter. All the others do it with a faxed copy of a signed letter. My letter has been on the way to Turkbank for 3 weeks!!!



Nige - what is continental's monthly rate?



eager


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Does anyone have any info on continental bank, have they been around for a while ?

If anyone has accounts there, are you happy with the bank ?

Anyone heard anything untoward ?



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breezyboy 22%



MotoMoto


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Continental must be desperate to pay 22% when all other banks are reducing rates to reflect lower rates from Turkish Central Bank i.e. 17 - 17.5%



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Kibris Continental Bank.

Established 1998 so a relative newcomer to the banking sector in the TRNC.

They do not appear to have a proper web presence.

I really do think that those that chase the highest interest rates are going to get their fingers burnt before too long. Just my humble opinion.



http://www.bankers-directory.com/index.php?a=company&ctr=Cyprus&tn=&cmp=&sw=&pg=16



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I think Continental's normal monthly rate is 19%. They pay higher rates for large deposits.

AJ I don't think there is much point in them having a big web presence as they are a very basic bank, i.e. current accounts, savings accounts and loans. They do not issue cards and they do not have ATMs (currently).



eager


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AJ, Thanks fo the info.



eager


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Are they covered by the compensation scheme ?



AlsancakJack



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eager

I think they are but please don't think that you will get all your money back straight away if things go wrong. It is far better to spread your investments around a selection of banks and that way you limit your losses. In the last banking collapse in the TRNC it appears as though investors got their money back but it took a few years and obviously there was no interest payable so effectively they lost money and had no access to their capital for some time.

I would look at long term established banks and especially those that survived the last banking crisis. May not pay so much interest as others but they appear to me more prudent in the way they do business.

AJ



eager


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AJ, ...Point taken.



eager


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How would someone find out how long banks have been trading, is there a website with this info on to look at ? Thanks



negativenick


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Eager - it doesn't matter how long a bank has been trading - look at Lehman Bros.......





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eager


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Nick, True but NC and Turkish banks have not exposed themselves [if you know what i mean ] in the same way as Lehman Bros. I think that the Turkish banks and economy are in better shape than most with much less in the way of toxic loans.



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Eager - i'm aware of this - my comment was that the length of time a company has been in business shoudn't be taken as future security.....



About 10 years ago my Lawer's practice were going to buy the lease on a large departmental store "as an investment" - a company called "allders" had signed a 20 year lease and were paying over 100,000 pa. rent - They had been established for over 50 years and the selling price reflected the "excellent security" Allders offered.....



Anyway, they didn't buy it and a couple of years later Allders went bust and the unit is still empty.....





Nick



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Does anyone have the lowdown on Universal bank?

They are offering 16% for low to moderate savings but will go up to 21% for amounts over 30,000 gbp.

This presumably is an annual rate.

I dont believe they are linked to Turkey as such.

They seem to be a newish bank with no net presence.



fire starter


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eager

yeah of course,lol.

just like the guarentee's on exchange land.

dream on! this is the trnc.



Whistler


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Christalbay Universal have recently reduced their rate from 21% to 20% and it is monthly. They do have a website.



eager


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Does anyone bank with Universal or Continental ? If so , are you happy with them, what's your opinion of them ?



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Continental very very happy with then, used karalanaglu and karakum brancehes very friendly english speaking staff, not loads of queues and not loads of paper work to open an account longest wait 10 yes ten minutes.



eager


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Thanks Nige, Have they a website?



Littlenige



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no that i know of



Mountain Edge



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Whereabouts in Karaoglanoglu is it, Nigel?



Littlenige



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on the left just past the gau turn off



Whistler


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Eager. We bank with Universal after TuirkBank kept lowering our interest without telling us. We are more than happy with them, as said above By Nige about his bank, they are friendly and helpful, no queues and they even make us coffee. That is the Karaoglanoglu branch near Pegasus.



Mountain Edge



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Cheers for that Nigel



girne


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I work for the Continental Bank Karaolanoğlu branch. The bank has been arround for approx 17 years and offers good rates of ınterest on all savings accounts.

They have fluent english speaking personnel in most branches.



If you need any kind of information please donot hesitate to contact me on

(0392) 822 4359 or 05338417388



E-mail tabdullah@kibriscontinentalbank.net



Tyra



loulou



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eager i have banked with universal for two years no probs friendly staff carnt complain and no waiting



eager


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Msg 28 & 31, Thanks for that, do you know how long Universal have neen around ?



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Hi, I changed over to Seker Bank last week when HSBC went down to 11%. and got 17.75% There is an english speaking girl (lady) called Yelliz and she got out the large brochure/book on Seker Bank, giving it's history, all the companies that it owned, and branches, and sat and answered any questions that I asked. Very helpful.

Stella



markvpiazza


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Has anyone ever worried about how banks can pay 4% + over base rate ?



Watch out for pyramid schemes



Mark



negativenick


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Mark - the Turkey base rate is 11.5% - if continental bank are paying 22% that's over 10% above....





Nick



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today new interest rates were issued. credit west are offering 15% monthly on less than 100,000TL and 16% for more. Iktisatbank are offering 15.25% plus 16.25%.



Littlenige



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girne



Thank you very much for your professional approach & your friendly service please do not get to many new customers as I like no queues in and out in 10 miniutes easy parking .



mrpenk


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moving to lapta soon and would like some advice on banking,can you help?thnx.



Ossie


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You'd be lucky if you got 12% at any of the banks as of today.Still its a lot better than the UK.



ricky


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Madoff & Co is offering more %.....



girne


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I work for the Continental Bank in Karaolanoglu Almost opposite the GAU turning. we are offering at present 12% / 12.5% on TL monthly.



Stg 5.5% monthly

6.0% 3monthly

6.5% 6monthly

7.0% yearly



If you need any kind of advice please call me on 05338417388



NatAless



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I get 12% at Iktisatbank and have not been informed of anything different recently!

Natx



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..contd (on tl monthly)



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