The data of Swedbank Estonia indicates that every 17th bank account of a private individual is arrested, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
Swedbank's private individuals–clients have nearly 1.2 million active accounts and 70,000 are arrested. Over a half a million claims have been submitted against the arrested accounts, mainly by court executors and the Tax Board.
People are mostly demanded different parking or traffic fines, unpaid bills, tax debts and debts to telecommunications services. "A separate large group we can point out is claims against SMS loan debtors," said Swedbank's retail trade division head Ulla Ilisson.
The bank recently developed a new solution that enables a part of people whose accounts have been arrested to get cash free of charge from ATMs, amounting to subsistence minimum.