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It is no secret that euros, dollars and other government-issued currencies are debt. These can be created without limit or effort—and indeed they are being created so right now, in an attempt to resuscitate the economies worldwide.
Voima Account allows you to save in gold instead of just in euros: gold is nobody’s debt and therefore better money.
The money on your bank account is not legally owned by you but by the bank. You have loaned your money to the bank and they lend it forward to earn revenue. This is normal practice, but like with any instance of lending, it does carry a risk of failure.
You own the gold on your Voima Account.
Consumers carrying banknotes in their wallets hardly think of themselves as creditors; nonetheless, banknotes represent the central bank’s debt to banknote holders. Similarly, a bank deposit represents the bank’s debt to the customer.
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The interest on your bank account acts as the reward for the risk you take when you lend your money to the bank. However, with the current rates, there is no such reward even though the risk is still there.
The gold on your Voima Account has no associated lending risk. Thus, there is no need for a reward in the form of interest rates.
This printing pace is based on the 2020 figures.
Euros can be created without limit, and this inevitably weakens the value of the currency. This means that the more money is printed, the less you can generally buy with it. Unfortunately, money printing seems to be the megatrend of these times, and a total of €1,365,742,000,000 was issued in 2020 alone. Sooner or later, every euro will buy less.
With Voima Account, you can worry less about the effects of money creation and inflation. The account allows you to exchange your euros and other currencies for gold: an element that has always been highly valued and whose supply is naturally limited.
The majority of the Customers’ gold is kept safe at Voima’s own top-security vault in Finland. The rest is held at Voima’s trading partners in London and Switzerland to ensure liquidity. The gold is guaranteed to be pure in all of these locations.
The strategic choice of storing the vast majority of the gold in Finland—one of the safest nations in the world—further enhances the stability of Voima's operations.
On a regular bank account you pay extra when your money loses in value.
All the fees of Voima are transparent and there are no hidden surprises.
The real cost of a bank account
The figure represents a yearly loss in the value of euros. It is an average based on historical data from the last 20 years. The loss in value has been calculated against gold on a Voima Account. It takes into account interest rates, fees and the gold rate.
The euro has lost 85% of its value when measured against gold.
The dollar has lost 99% of its value in the last century when measured against gold.
The oldest gold coins were minted in circa 550 BC—more than 2,500 years ago. All the way to our times, gold has globally been considered to be the best store of value.
Good money means money that keeps its value well. Gold is the prime exemplar of good money: it is a chemical element, so it cannot be destroyed; it is also something that has been valued since the beginning of recorded history.
Good money comes with a price. But it is truly worth it, if the money retains its value.
Conversely, bad money means money that cannot keep its value very well. Though some money, like the euro, is bad, it does not mean it is useless. It is very sensible to use bad money for your everyday needs while basing your savings on good money.
Bad money rarely has high costs associated with it. And rightfully so, because it would decrease its value even further.
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