[Legal Updates] Letter of Quick Legal Update 20190613

LEGAL UPDATES

[Legal Updates] Letter of Quick Legal Update 20190613

1| Circular No. 48/2018/TT-NHNN

Circular No. 48/2018/TT-NHNN issued on December 31st, 2018 by Governor of the State Bank of Viet Nam stipulates on saving deposit.

This Circular stipulates the saving depositors which includes:

  • Vietnamese citizens who are 18 years of age or older and have full civil capacity as per the law;
  • Vietnamese citizens who are 15 years of age to under 18 years of age and have not had limited legal capacity or lack of legal capacity as per the law;
  • Vietnamese citizens, who have limited legal capacity or lack of legal capacity as per the law or are under 15 years, have their savings deposit transactions conducted by their legal representatives; Vietnamese citizens with limited cognition or behavior control by law who have their savings deposit transaction conducted by their guardians.

According to this Circular, the credit institutions set forth regulations on savings deposit interest rate in accordance with regulations of the State Bank of Vietnam on interest rates in every period. Besides that, the savings deposit interest payment method shall be made as agreed upon between the credit institution and the depositor

Circular No.48/2018/TT-NHNN comes into effect on July 05th, 2019.

2| Circular No.49/2018/TT-NHNN 

Circular No.49/2018/TT-NHNN issued on December 31st, 2018 by Governor of the State Bank of Viet Nam stipulates on fixed deposit.
Pursuant to this Circular, the term deposit-making entities not only includes the residents (organiztions and individuals) but also the non-residents who are determined as follows:

  • Diplomatic missions, consulates, representative bodies of international organizations in Vietnam; representative offices, project offices of foreign organizations in Vietnam;
  • Diplomatic missions, consulates, representative bodies of international organizations in Vietnam; representative offices, project offices of foreign organizations in Vietnam and;
  • Foreign individuals permitted to reside in Vietnam for at least 6 months.

This Circular also stipulates the interests of fixed deposit and method of calculation of interests are performed according to regulations of the State Bank of Vietnam. Besides that, the deposit term interest payment method shall be determined according to the agreement made between the credit institution and the customer.

Circular No. 49/2018/TT-NHNN comes into effect on July 05th, 2019.

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