As Forewarned, The Irish Savers Have Just Been "Cyprus'd", And There's MUCH MORE "Cyprusing" To Come
Submitted by Reggie Middleton on 04/23/2013 07:57 -0400
This is likely to be the biggest financial story of the month, a story that's bigger than Cyprus, and a story that you're not going to see in American mainstream media - not by a long shot. Let's take this from the top, for BoomBustBloggers were warned weeks in advanced. On Wednesday, 27 March 2013 I published EU Bank Depositors: Your Mattress Is Starting To Look Awfully Attractive - Bank Risk, Reward & Compensation wherein I explained that the situation of extreme loss faced by Cyprus bank depositors, savers and bondholders will not be a unique story - as excerpted:
The deposit accounts that you were getting just a few hundred basis points for have developed:
- Liquidity risks: The capital controls that weren't supposed to happen (see No Capital Controls In The EMU? Liar Liar Pants On Fire), happened! See Cyprus Banks Set To Reopen, To Serve As Glorified ATMs With A €300 Cash Withdrawal Limit
- Credit risks: Your so-called safe investments will suffer up to a 40% haircut! Mainstream Media Says Cyprus Salvaged By EU Deal, I Say Cyprus Is Sacrificed By Said Deal - Thrown Into Depression
- and Market risks: Demand depositors have forcibly purchased highly speculative synthetic call options with their haircuts that are unlikely to compensate anyone for anything!
The little app below calculates what return you should expect to receive to take on the risk of a potential 40% haircut. The second tab offers what recent Cyprus bank rates were. Do you see a disparity???
The Banks Are Bigger Than Many of the Sovereigns
Now, the "Overbanked" article was posted back in 2010. That's right, I warned about the two Irish banks listed in the chart above THREE YEARS ago, You've had plenty of time to mover your money out! Speaking of those Irish banks, I warned the Irish again a few weeks ago as well - with specificity - in Global Banking Crisis - How & Why YOU Will Get "Cyprus'd" As This Bank Scrambled For Capital!!! Here, I focused on Anglo Irish, already nationalized and being wound down. I warned that there will be unhappy returns, if there would be any, just like Cyprus - as excerpted:
First Off Let's Make Bank Collapse Real...
To begin with, let's make this Cyprus thing real, by showing a live example of what happens when to a real small business that had the gall to bank with Laikie Bank, from the Bitcoin forum I excerpt a post that puts things into perspective, re: bank account confiscation:
Later that weekend in the Irish media... As If On Cue, BoomBustBlog Shenanigan Research Gets Real In Ireland
Anglo Irish Bank/IBRC bondholders will actually get some of their money back!
As if on cue, a day after my expose on Anglo Irish Bank and its shenanigans (see Global Banking Crisis - How & Why YOU Will Get "Cyprus'd" As This Bank Scrambled For Capital!!!), The Irish Business Post announces senior bondholders will get wiped out. That's right, a 100% loss! Zilch! Zero! Nada! Now, that's investing. That's getting "Cyprus'd", plus some!!! From Businesspost.ie: IBRC senior bondholders to be burned
Of course, the story doesn't end with the bondholders. Exactly as anticipated in the articles mentioned above, and as published in the Irish mainstream media over the weekend...
irish pension haircuts copy copy
As you can see, this is actually MUCH WORSE than the deal the Cypriots got. These Irish pensioners are facing a total wipeout - 100% LOSS!!!
If you're not disenfranchised, yet, hold on... It get's worse, much worse. The Irish Examiner published this today...
ECB gags State on IBRC liquidation
The ECB has gagged the Government from releasing any information in relation to the liquidation of the former Anglo Irish bank, IBRC. A senior official in the Department of Finance told the Irish Examiner they were under strict instructions from the ECB not to release any details to the public. “What they [ECB] have said from an early stage is that if there is any release, at all, then all negotiations are off. They do not want to discuss this in any forum, other than that of a member state and the ECB council,” he said. The department has received about 16 freedom of information requests in relation to the IBRC liquidation and is now considering adopting a policy position that would allow it to refuse all applications for the release of information.
Sinn Féin finance spokesman Pearse Doherty said the decision to liquidate IBRC was one of the biggest ever made by the State and he was concerned certain firms may have used insider information to secure payments. “The minister has refused several requests from me for information pertaining to the weeks and months before the event, specifically concerning whether certain sources in the know used confidential information to fast-track invoices in anticipation of liquidation.
So there you have it. Unless you've been hearing a lot about Irish bank collapse lately, it seems if you don't hear it from Reggie Middleton and BoomBustBlog, you're probably not going to hear it at all - so says the powers that be.
It's not just Anglo Irish Bank, either. I've warned about several other Irish banks. Here's another one I feel likely to give Irish savers a nasty surprise...
You see, the banks can get away with this fleecing because the common person doesn't get a hold of my information and analysis very often, at least not until it's too late. But...... Guess what happened in the Irish mainstream media over the weekend, in the Irish Sun, the most popular rag on the most popular day....
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For my US readers who feel this has very little to do with them, I query...
For my UK readers who may be a little on the apathetic side...
The app below allows the UK Taxpayer to calculate for themselves exactly what their individual contribution (pro rata) is to the government bailout of RBS.
I've taken the liberty of pre-populating the input fields for you, but if you don't agree with the numbers then by all means insert your own!
Other hard hitting pieces on the resurgent EU banking crisis