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Repayment procedures

Repayment procedures

Repayment by the Fundo de Garantia de Depósitos will take place as soon as possible, without the need for the depositors to present any request, and by the most convenient means according to the situation (with preference being given to the use of bank transfer). 

The Fund has a maximum time frame of 7 working days, from the date on which the deposits became unavailable, to repay the depositors covered by the guarantee.


Online repayment request system 

To increase the Fund’s operational capacity in responding to possible deposit repayment events, the Fund has, since early 2018, a dedicated IT system for these operations at its disposal, the RED. In practice, should the Fund be activated, an application accessible by internet will be provided to depositors, through which, after respective accreditation, they will be able to consult information on their deposits and interact with the Fund, including to indicate a bank account to which they wish the value repayable by the Fund to be transferred. The new repayment system is more streamlined and secure for reimbursements. The Fund will contact any depositors who are unable to use the application, based on the information to be provided by the member credit institution whose deposits have become unavailable, in order to repay the deposits. The preferred payment instrument for the repayment process is credit transfer, due to its security and auditability. However, other payment methods may be used.