S-Bank is the first so-called supermarket bank in Finland. Changes in legislation about personal accounts at cooperatives made them uncompetitive, such that founding an entirely new bank was actually easier than keeping the personal accounts as cooperative funds. The cooperative did, and the bank continued to, offer a relatively high interest to deposited funds. It was 2.5% in February 2008, although this was cut to 0.2% due to the global recession since 2008. The existing network of supermarket service desks is used to service customers. However, Internet-based electronic banking is recommended and provided at no cost to the customer. Visa credit and debit cards are available.