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Brussels pushes ahead with banking risk-reduction package
A financial system more stable and resilient to shocks will benefit citizens and businesses, the EU Commission said Wednesday as it outlined plans to ...
European Banking Authority and European Medicines Agency after Brexit - Commission assessment of country offers
European Commission publishes assessment of Member State offers to host European Banking Authority and European Medicines Agency after Brexit
European Parliament basic bank account vote - a life-belt for millions of consumers
The European Parliament today voted for binding European rules to make basic payment accounts available to all EU consumers. These should offer most basic ...
EBF calls for rigorous impact assessment of Basel III
The European Banking Federation notes that the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and its Group of Central Bank Governors and Heads of Supervision have ...
Profits of Europe's SMEs on the rise: ECB survey
Smaller businesses in Europe have reported increasing profits for the first time since the beginning in 2009 of a European Central Bank survey, which also ...
Article 50 Notification: European Banking Federation statement
The European Banking Federation acknowledges the United Kingdom’s decision to notify its intention to withdraw from the European Union by means of triggering ...
EU finance ministers approve plan for bad loans
EU finance ministers at their Council meeting Wednesday approved an action plan to address the problem of non-performing loans in the banking sector, to reduce ...
EU probes RBS alternative to Williams & Glyn sale
The EU Commission is to investigate an alternative proposal from the UK to the Royal Bank of Scotland's commitment to sell Williams & Glyn as part of its ...
Banks must inform clients of risks of foreign currency loans: EU Court
Banks lending in foreign currencies are under an obligation to provide sufficient information to enable a borrower to take prudent and well-informed decisions, ...
Bank proposal on current account fee transparency - bold announcement, zero substance
BEUC, the European Consumers’ Organisation, rejects EBIC’s (European Bank Industry Committee) plans to self-regulate the transparency and comparability of ...
159 arrests and 766 money mules identified in global action week against money muling
Law enforcement authorities from 26 countries, supported by Europol, Eurojust and the European Banking Federation (EBF), have joined forces in the third ...
The European Banking Federation
In its 50 years of existence, the EBF has established itself as a prominent interlocutor for the European institutions when laying out their legislative ...
EBF praises EU determination to clear digital hurdles
Noting fresh European Union initiatives in digital policy, including cybersecurity and the free flow of data, the European Banking Federation wishes to ...
ECB retains supervision over Credit Mutuel: EU Court
The major French cooperative bank Credit Mutuel remains under prudential supervision of the European Central Bank, following a ruling Wednesday by the European ...
"Fight tax havens, start with the European Investment Bank", argues new report
The European Investment Bank (EIB) was the first Development Financial Institution (DFI) to adopt a tax haven policy in 2009. However, more than five years on ...
Finance Ministers agree to assess brown and green factors for banks' capital requirements
Capital requirements for banks serve to reduce the risk of default. are in place to ensure banks' assets. These requirements should as such reflect long-term ...
EBF Report: Towards a Green Finance framework
Under the title 'Towards a Green Finance Framework,' the European Banking Federation today published a report that assesses the role of the banking sector in ...
Third Progress Report on risk reduction and the declining trends as regards non-performing loans
The European Commission reported on 28 November for the third time on the progress achieved on risk reduction efforts.
The Political Economy of European Banking Union
The establishment of Banking Union represents a major development in European economic governance and European integration history more generally. Banking ...
EBF statement on the 2016 European stress tests
The European Banking Federation takes note of the recent publication by the supervisory authorities for the European banking sector on the 2016 stress tests.
23 cities bid to host UK-based EU agencies after Brexit
The EU Commission began assessment Tuesday of Member States' applications to host the two European Union agencies currently based in the UK, with 23 cities ...
Banking in Europe: EBF publishes 2017 Facts & Figures
The European Banking Federation today published the 2017 EBF Facts & Figures, its annual update on the banking sector in Europe. The publication shows that the ...
New reforms to boost resilience of European banks
The EU Commission unveiled a package of proposals Wednesday to boost the resilience of European banks against potential shocks, and to support smaller ...
EBF takes note of EU plans to revise regulatory framework
The European Banking Federation takes note of the comprehensive package that the European Commission presented today to revise the regulatory framework for ...
EU gives up in bid to help consumers on currency conversion scam - adopts consumer-friendly stance in cross-border payments
The EU institutions have reached a deal which will not prevent a currency conversion scam that affects travellers.
Sustainable Finance: Banks urge clarity in EU Action Plan
Noting the final recommendations of the EU High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance published today, the European Banking Federation called on the ...
EU appraises bids for agencies leaving Britain after Brexit
The EU Commission published Monday its assessment of the 27 offers received from Member States to host the European Banking Authority and the European ...
Banks invested over EUR 18 bn in software in 2016
Survey results released by the European Banking Federation shows that European banks last year invested more than €18 billion in software, despite being forced ...
EU rules allow consumers to open and change bank accounts anywhere in the EU. The directive on payment accounts gives people in the EU the right to a basic ...
European banks offer fees transparency from 31 Oct
New EU rules for banks and financial services providers, in force from 31 October, require them to be more transparent and open about the fees they charge ...
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