OSLO Oct 26 Norway's government will ask banks
to make more regular contributions to the bank deposit guarantee
fund, scrapping the current system of exemptions, it said on
The fund, worth 22.7 billion crowns ($3.94 billion) at the
end of 2011, needs to be raised to reduce systemic risk in the
sector, the finance ministry said in a statement.
In the past banks only contributed to the fund when its size
was below a certain level and received exemptions in 2011 and
2012, the government said.
Norway's biggest banks include DNB and Nordea
($1 = 5.7686 Norwegian krones)
(Reporting By Victoria Klesty)