It’s not often your bank manager phones you up to tell you she has decided to borrow €1,500 on your behalf and wants to hand it over as soon as possible.
Even better, she proposes to present some of this amount to you as a gift, and charge you interest on the rest based on the bank’s credit rating, not yours.
As a result, the rate will be close to zero or, owing to the topsy-turvy world of sovereign bonds (for the bank, in this case, is a sovereign bond issuer), even negative.
My fellow Slovak taxpayers, the lucky recipient is you!
23. Sep 2020 at 7:00 | James Thomson