Information on the fixed-term deposit account for private clients

BSpecial conditions for overnight money and term deposits (as at August 2023) Terminology


VakifBank Int. AG, Vienna, Branch Office Germany is named as VakifBank.


Terming money (or fixed-term deposit) is a form of financial investment that is invested for a specific term with an agreed interest rate.


Tamoney is a form of investment with daily availability and a variable interest rate.


Terming money settlement account (or settlement account) is an account opened in the client's name with VakifBank for settlement of term deposits. The account is free of charge.


Reference account (or contra account) is an account that is in the name of the account holder and is held at the client's house bank.


Prollover is the extension of the term of a term deposit (or time deposit).


1. Account openings
Call or time deposit accounts are only managed as "single accounts" or "or accounts". "And-" or
"Carer accounts" are not maintained.


Accounts can be opened either in the branch offices or via distance selling. After receipt of the application, the legitimation is verified by Postident/Videoident. After the confirmation of the legitimation, the client will receive in writing his settlement account for the transfer of the investment amount.


The minimum investment for time deposits is EUR 5,000 and account statements are issued upon turnover.


2. Overnight deposits
Overnight deposits are only held for private clients. Interest is paid on the investment upon receipt of the money at the applicable interest rate. Additional payments are possible at any time. Money calls are made by telephone, in text form or in writing. Withdrawn amounts are transferred on the same day only to the known reference account. Payment transactions with transfers or direct debits are not possible. In the event of a total withdrawal, the call money account is closed and transferred to the reference account. Interest statements are prepared per quarter with interest credited to the call account.


The maximum investment amount is determined by the Bank and published on the VakifBank website. If the maximum amount is exceeded, the published interest rate does not apply.


3. Time deposits
When the money is received and booked, the customer receives an account statement with the contract data.


Additional payments, withdrawals and cancellation during the term are excluded. Interest on the investment is fixed for the agreed term. In the event of extraordinary cancellation in accordance with Section 314 of the German Civil Code (BGB), early cancellation may be granted on condition that the fees and advance interest incurred for this are paid to VakifBank and the necessary evidence is provided. Further details on the fees and interest on advances can be found in the List of Prices and Services.


The interest offers of VakifBank are guaranteed until 7 working days after sending the settlement account.


The customer will be informed of the maturity date 2 weeks before the contract expires. If we do not receive any instructions to the contrary up to 2 working days before the end of the contract, the investment will be extended for the same term and at the then applicable interest rate.


Interest payments value at the end of the contract in the case of fixed-term deposits of up to one year, and annually after the account opening date in the case of fixed-term deposits of several years. The bank pays the interest to the reference account without a special customer order. Interest and capital payments due are made exclusively to the reference account.


4. Administration
The disposition of call money and time deposit accounts takes place by telephone, in text form or in writing.


Changes to customer data and the reference account shall only be made in writing in the original and signed by all account holders. If the processing of banking transactions via online banking has been agreed with the customer, address changes, changes to contact details, changes to exemption orders and changes to the reference account can be carried out via online banking.


Account management is free of charge. Fees for special services are listed in the Bank's List of Prices and Services.


5. Account closure call money account and settlement account
If the settlement account does not show any turnover for a period of one year and there are no current term deposits, the settlement account will be closed by VakifBank and any existing balances will be transferred to the reference account.


6. Estate accounts / will / power of attorney
The death of an account holder must be reported to the bank promptly by submitting the death certificate. The bank is obliged to notify the competent inheritance tax office of credit balances (from the legally prescribed amount) and safe deposit boxes as of the date of death. Upon the death of the account holder, the accounts are continued as an estate. Powers of attorney for accounts are valid beyond death; until relevant proof of inheritance is submitted. One or more persons entitled to inherit and dispose of the account shall legitimise themselves by means of a will with an opening certificate, or by means of a certificate of inheritance. Balances in escrow accounts, estate accounts and accounts of joint heirs are neither assignable nor pledgeable in whole or in part. VakifBank reserves the right to request further documents from the heirs in case of doubt.


Powers of attorney can only be granted to one natural person. For joint accounts, the signatures of both account holders are required. The authorised person is obliged to inform the bank of his or her tax identification number. The powers result from the power of attorney document.


7. Investment income / exemption
Investment income is taxed at a flat rate with capital gains tax and solidarity surcharge. Banks are obliged to make this deduction for their customers. From 1 January 2015, church tax will also be automatically withheld and paid by members of religious communities. Interest income can be exempted up to the amount stipulated by law. If a non-assessment certificate is available, interest income is tax-free - without deductions. At the end of the calendar year, the customer automatically receives an annual tax certificate or statement of income for the taxed/exempt investment income.


8. Beneficial owner according to GWG
Accounts are opened exclusively for the contracting partner's or account holder's own account. Consequently, the contracting party or the account holder is always the beneficial owner of the deposit.


9. Terms and conditions
By opening an account, the customer accepts our current "General Terms and Conditions" and the "Special Terms and Conditions for Overnight and Term Deposits" The customer receives the terms and conditions with the account opening application. They can also be viewed at the bank or sent to the customer.
The place of jurisdiction is Cologne.