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Under the Act No 374/2015 Coll., on Financial Crisis Prevention and Resolution, on 1st January 2016, the Deposit Insurance Fund was transformed into the Financial Market Guarantee System (“Guarantee System” or “FMGS”).

The Guarantee System administers client deposit insurance –it has therefore taken over the role the Deposit Insurance Fund (now an accounting unit of the Guarantee System) had until 2015. The Guarantee System also administers the newly formed Crisis Resolution Fund (also an accounting unit of the Guarantee System).

Deposit insurance covers particularly credit balances on current, term and deposit accounts or savings books, certified by a certificate of deposit, deposit notes or other similar documents. The Guarantee System guarantees deposit compensation for deposits held at banks, building societies, or credit cooperatives with their registered office in the Czech Republic and branches of banks with their registered office outside EU in the amount of 100% of the aggregate sum of deposits, up to a maximum basic compensation of EUR 100,000 for a client per bank. In certain legally defined cases, the compensation can be even higher. Deposits held at the branches of foreign banks with registered office in the EU country that are active in the Czech Republic are insured by the foreign bank’s home country deposit insurance system. The potential payout of deposit compensation for clients of these banks will be performed by the Guarantee System according to the instructions and at the expense of the home deposit insurance scheme.

The Guarantee System is managed by the Board of Directors appointed and recalled by the Minister of Finance, and by the three-member Management Board that has the role of statutory body.

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Renáta Kadlecová
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Zdeňka Učňová
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Milestones

1995

(April) The Deposit Insurance Fund office opens

1995

The collapse of the first bank since the establishment of the Fund (Česká banka, a.s.)

2002

Insurance coverage is extended to deposits held in foreign currencies and the minimum limit is increased from CZK 400,000 to EUR 25,000

2003

The CNB declared Union banka insolvent, the Fund commences the largest compensation payout in its history (CZK 12.5 billion, 130,000 clients)

2006

Integration of credit cooperatives into the deposit insurance system

2008

The 10% co-insurance is abolished and the maximum limit increased from EUR 25,000 to EUR 50,000

2009

The start of preparations for the new, accelerated system of deposit compensation payout drafted by the European Commission

2011

Increase of the insurance limit to EUR 100,000; reduction in the deadline for payout commencement to 20 business days

2011

Payout of deposit compensation of the cooperative credit union Vojenská družstevní záložna commenced

2012

Payout of deposit compensation of the cooperative credit union UNIBON, spořitelní a úvěrní družstvo commenced

2013

Česká spořitelna, a.s. and GE Money Bank, a.s. (from 1st May 2016 under the name MONETA Money Bank) become new payout banks

2013

Payout of deposit compensation of the cooperative credit union Úvěrní družstvo PDW, Prague commenced

2014

Payout of deposit compensation of the cooperative credit union Metropolitní spořitelní družstvo, in liquidation commenced. Almost 14,000 clients were compensated in a total amount of more than CZK 12 billion.

2015

20 years of existence of the Deposit Insurance Fund

2016

Transformation of the Deposit Insurance Fund into the Financial Market Guarantee System

2016

(1st June) Reduction of the deadline for payout commencement from 20 business days to 7 business days