The report is “baseless” said the Hellenic Bank Association President, stating that she had also contacted the Financial Times journalists about the matter. Katseli added that the article, which spoke about a 30% haircut to deposits exceeding 8,000 euros in at least one Greek bank, only aims to worsen the situation in Greece through malicious rumors.
Deposits in Greek banks are guaranteed up to the amount of 100,000 euros, as required by community regulations, said Katseli, while she also clarified that a haircut scenario is not even on the table at the moment. “There is no such scenario. These scripts are fiction,” she said.
Varoufakis made the comment on his Twitter account. “FT report of a Gk Bank Bail In is a malicious rumour that the Head of the Greek Banks Association denied this morning,” he wrote.