Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said on Friday a Financial Times report that Greece was making contingency plans for the possible bail-in of deposits was a “malicious rumour”.
Varoufakis made the comment on his Twitter account. The Financial Times said the contingency plans could include a 30 percent bail-in on deposits above 8,000 euros.
The head of Greece’s Bank Association on Friday also dismissed as “completely baseless” the Financial Times report about plans for a possible bail-in on deposits.
Louka Katseli, who also chairs the National Bank of Greece , told Skai TV that suggestions authorities were planning a raid on deposits belonged “only in the sphere of fantasy.”
“There are no such scenarios at any Greek bank, not even as an exercise on paper,” Katseli said.