by noah at welovetrump.com
Oh boy….here we go?
We’ve been warning for a long time that “bail ins” are coming.
You remember “bail outs” from 2008/09, but they won’t run that same plan again.
No, this time it will be something called “bail ins” where they just take some money from all bank accounts on file because it’s needed to help the “greater good”.
Think it can’t happen?
It already did in Cyprus over 10 years ago:
A bail-in is when a bank takes money from its customers to help keep the bank from going bankrupt. This is different from a bail-out, which is when the government gives money to a bank to help it stay open.
In 2013, the country of Cyprus had a big problem. Its banks were in danger of going bankrupt because they had lost a lot of money. The government of Cyprus and the European Union (EU) decided to do a bail-in.
This meant that the customers of the banks in Cyprus had to give up some of their money to help keep the banks open. People who had money in the bank had to give up some of it. This made some people very upset.
The EU and Cyprus government decided that people with less than 100,000 Euros in their bank accounts would not lose any money. But people with more than 100,000 Euros in their bank accounts would lose some of it.
At first, people were told that they would lose 6.75% of the money they had in the bank. But then it was changed to 9.9%. This meant that if someone had 100,000 Euros in the bank, they would lose 9,900 Euros.
This caused a lot of problems for people in Cyprus. Some people were not able to pay their bills because they had lost so much money. Some small businesses were not able to stay open because they did not have enough money.
The EU and Cyprus government said that they did the bail-in to help keep the banks open and to make sure that there would not be a big financial crisis in Cyprus. But some people did not agree with this. They thought that the government should have found a different way to help the banks without taking money from the people.
In conclusion, a bail-in is when a bank takes money from its customers to help keep the bank from going bankrupt. In 2013, the country of Cyprus had to do a bail-in to help its banks stay open. This meant that people with bank accounts in Cyprus had to give up some of their money. It caused some people a lot of problems, but the government and EU said that it was necessary to prevent a financial crisis.