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New version of Landsbankinn’s General Terms and Conditions

Landsbankinn has published a new version of its General Terms and Conditions. This new version includes updated provisions for the processing of personal data, provisions for accounts and payments in foreign currency and reference rate, as well as provisions for information provision and notices to the Bank’s customers. The new Terms and Conditions apply to new customers as of 1 September 2019, and as of 1 November 2019 to current customers.

General Terms and Conditions of Landsbankinn hf. (new version)

Main changes to the General Terms and Conditions are:

  1. Information disclosure and notices to customers (sections 1.2, 2.9, 4.4 and 4.6): New communications channels between the Bank and customers will be taken into use to convey messages, information and notices about banking business, including changed terms and conditions, interest rates and costs.
  2. Processing of personal data (section 2.1): Provisions pertaining to the Bank’s authorisations to process personal information are clarified. This includes new provisions on instruction about which information the Bank may source from third parties to process customer loan requests, as well as sharing of information about the loans and customer liabilities to third parties in the case of default.
  3. Accounts and payments in foreign currency and reference rate (section 4.5): This provides that exchange rates used to convert foreign payment card transactions and transactions in a currency other than the base currency of a payment card can vary based on changes to the exchange rate quoted by the relevant payment card company plus a premium or, as the case may be, discounts.

In accordance with the Act on Payment Services, current customers may notify the Bank of termination of the master agreement on payment services prior to 1 November 2019, should they not wish to approve these amendments. Current customers are considered to have approved changes if they do notify the Bank otherwise prior to 1 November 2019.

Weekly bulletin - 16 September 2019 08:39 AM

Icelandic Economic Weekly: Monday 16 September 2019

The CBI released the minutes from the last meeting of the MPC. The Government Debt Management Agency published its monthly Market Information report. Registered unemployment was 3.5% in August compared with 2.5% August 2018.


Weekly bulletin - 09 September 2019 08:59 AM

Icelandic Economic Weekly: Monday 9 September 2019

Statistics Iceland corrected earlier published national accounts for Q2. The CBI published the balance of payment and net external position. After appreciating in the second half of July, the króna depreciated in August and the first days of September.


News and Notifications - 05 September 2019 01:15 PM

Overview of the Icelandic FX market

After appreciating in the second half of July, the króna depreciated in August and the first days of September. Turnover in the foreign exchange market in August was similar to that in July. The CBI did not intervene in the market in August.