Savings deposit

Savings deposit is a convenient and flexible way to collect and raise money. You can decide how much you will pay into your deposit and when, and you can access the money you have saved at any time.

Savings deposit has several advantages:

  • There are no limits on the number, timing or size of the payments you make to the account or on withdrawals from it.
  • If you wish, you can use the money on your savings deposit immediately by simply transferring it to your current account.
  • You can make one free transfer from your savings deposit once a month. The fee for any further transfers in the same calendar month is given in the price list.
  • The term of the savings deposit is not fixed. To set up a savings deposit you will need to open a separate bank account, to which you can transfer any amount of money at any time, and which will start earning interest immediately.
  • The currency of the account is the euro. The first payment to the account should be at least 10 euros.
  • Payments to the account can be made through all bank channels. There are no limits on the number, timing or size of the payments you make to the deposit or on withdrawals from it.
  • The bank calculates interest on the daily account balance.
  • Interest is paid quarterly to either the same savings deposit or your current account, as you prefer.

Terms and conditions of the savings depositPDF.


Savings deposit
Amount Interest rate
Amounts up to 50 000€ 0,15%
Amounts over 50 000€ 0,01%

*  The interest has been provided in the table in percentages for the reporting year (360 days). Interest is calculated for the number of actual deposit days.

Savings deposit
Opening a deposit Free
Cash payment into payee's own Savings Deposit in branch Free
Payment into payee's own Savings Deposit in branch or Internet bank Free

Withdrawal from the Savings deposit (transfer to current account)

  • First withdrawal of the month
  • All subsequent withdrawals


  • Free 1
  • 0.3% of the amount, min 1,60 €
1 If a depositor has more than one Savings deposit, only one payment per month for all the Savings deposits is free.

From 01.10.2017, Nordea and DNB have combined their knowledges and created a new bank Luminor. Funds deposited in Luminor are guaranteed with the Estonian deposit guarantee scheme. The deposit guarantee scheme protects both deposits and funds on bank accounts.

The deposit guarantee scheme was established with the aim of managing banks` financial risk. The deposit guarantee scheme guarantees payment of compensation for finances kept in banks, if the bank is not able to pay out the finances customers have deposited with them due to insolvency or if the bank`s  supervisory institution cancels the bank`s license.

The deposits guarantee scheme covers both private and legal persons` deposits (see exclusions for legal persons below).

How the deposit guarantee scheme works

Customers have the right to compensation if the bank is unable to fulfil its obligations due to insolvency. Customers have the right to compensation also in case the Estonian Financial Inspectorate decides to cancel Luminor’s license and an order is given to use the funds in the Guarantee Fund.

Guaranteed sum

The maximum size of the compensation is 100 000 euros per customer. If the total amount of deposits belonging to the customer is below 100 000 euros, the actual value of the deposits is compensated. If the account has been opened in two or more people`s name, then the maximum sum of compensation applies to each person separately.

If many customers` money is kept on an account (e.g. law offices, asset management companies), then according to the general rule of the Estonian deposit guarantee scheme, deposits are guaranteed to the actual owners of the funds i.e. to each customer separately, to the maximum compensation extent.

Compensation payment

Payment of compensation takes place through the Estonian deposit guarantee sub-fund.

Additional information about the Swedish deposit guarantee scheme is available from the Guarantee Fund`s homepage.



1. How are the sums to be compensated to customers calculated?
Deposits protected under the deposit guarantee scheme are compensated with the interest accrued by the date the bankruptcy decision or the Estonian Financial Inspectorate`s decision is announced. The maximum limit of 100 000 euros is applied to the total sum deposited by a single depositor in one bank, but not to each opened deposit separately.

2. Which legal persons does the deposit guarantee scheme not cover?

  • National authorities and local municipality units
  • Credit institutions
  • Creditors and credit intermediaries
  • Financing institutions
  • Insurance providers and  reinsurance undertakings
  • Investment funds and fund managers
  • Investment firms

3. If the customer has both a loan and deposits at the same bank, then does the loan balance reduce on account of the guaranteed deposits in case of a compensation case?
The right to compensation is not off-set with debts that the customer has at the bank.

4. What currency is the compensation calculated and paid in?
The compensation is calculated and paid in euros.