Greece has submitted a roadmap to its creditors for the further relaxation of capital controls, Bank of Greece Governor Yiannis Stournaras said on Monday, speaking at the parliament’s Economic Affairs Committee during a debate on the bank’s annual report on monetary policy.
The measures included in the proposal include:
-Lifting of the ban on withdrawing cash for new cash deposits
-Full lifting of ban on repaying loans
-Ability to withdraw up to 840 euros every two weeks for those who have not withdrawn any cash in the same period
-Increasing the amount of withdrawals from 10 pct to 30 pct for free capital from abroad
-Reducing time of remittance processing
-Increasing by 20,000 euros per customer, per day (for businesspeople)
-Increasing limits in credit card use abroad and for almost all online purchases
-Increasing the limits of payments for banks and institutions to 1,000 euros
Stournaras also said confidence in the Greek economy is gradually being restored and announced the return of four-billion-euro-worth of deposits to the banking system in a year “from the mattresses”, as he said.