‘Cliff edge’ Brexit is irresponsible in the corona era: BdB calls for progress and clarity in the negotiations in a new position paper

19 June 2020
The Association of German Banks’ new position paper sets out its calls for future cooperation between the EU and the United Kingdom in the financial sector. [ more ... ]

Krautscheid: Changes to Libra are a renewed wake-up call for policymakers and central banks

16 April 2020
Facebook today issued a new position paper announcing changes to its digital currency, Libra coin. Andreas Krautscheid, Chief Executive of the Association of German Banks, comments as follows. [ more ... ]

President of the Association of German Banks calls for further measures to stabilise the economy

12 March 2020
In the face of the widening coronavirus crisis, Association of German Banks President Hans-Walter Peters has argued for concrete measures to stabilise the economy: “The private banks want to stand by their customers in the corona crisis and remain a … [ more ... ]

Peters takes a positive view of the package of measures adopted by European banking supervisors

12 March 2020
Association of German Banks President Hans-Walter Peters has described as positive above all the package of measures adopted today by European banking authorities in the fight against the coronavirus crisis. [ more ... ]

Financial stability and macroprudential policy – an experiment at the expense of banks?

27 January 2020
Financial stability is absolutely essential if an economy is to thrive, investment is to flow and capital movements are not to come to a standstill. [ more ... ]

Ossig: Banks want to play a key role on the road to a climate-friendly society

14 January 2020
"For sustainable investments, we need appropriate framework conditions and not even more bureaucracy", said Christian Ossig to the investment programme for a sustainable Europe. [ more ... ]

Strategy review of the European Central Bank

13 January 2020
The European Central Bank (ECB) wants to review its monetary policy strategy. The Association of German Banks welcomes this project. Our position paper is intended to make a constructive contribution to the public debate. [ more ... ]

Ossig: “Negative interest rates hit banks and customers alike”

13 January 2020
“We welcome the ECB’s plan to review its monetary policy strategy this year,” said Chief Executive Christian Ossig at the association’s New Year press conference. [ more ... ]

Finance climate protection – use market forces

18 December 2019
“As important as sustainable finance is to the private banks, our hopes have unfortunately not been fulfilled," said Christian Ossig. [ more ... ]

Comments on EBA Draft guidelines on the determination of the weighted average maturity (WAM) of contractual payments due under the tranche

1 December 2019
Guidelines on the determination of the weighted average maturity (WAM) of contractual payments due under the tranche. [ more ... ]

Designing the right framework for sustainable finance

28 November 2019
As part of its Action Plan on Sustainable Finance, the European Commission has today issued the first concrete legislative proposals. [ more ... ]

Krautscheid: Artificial Intelligence will change the face of banking as well

28 November 2019
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is regarded as one of most promising technologies in the ongoing digital Transformation. [ more ... ]

Krautscheid: We need more EU single market, not less

28 November 2019
The German private banks believe the European Union should push ahead more decisively with the single market for financial services after the elections in May 2019. “We need more and a better Europe, not a relapse into walled-off national markets,” … [ more ... ]

The Association of German Banks welcomes progress on the risk reduction package

28 November 2019
Today in Brussels, EU finance ministers have reached agreement on major elements of the risk reduction package. Christian Ossig, Chief Executive of the Association of German Banks, welcomed the fact that negotiations had progressed more quickly than expected. [ more ... ]

Krautscheid: Strengthen Europe’s constructive forces

28 November 2019
Around three months before the European elections, the private banks reiterate that more, not less, Europe is what’s needed. “We have at the moment a lot of construction sites in and around Europe. This makes it all the more important … [ more ... ]

Study shows negative impact of Basel IV

28 November 2019
A current study by the Association of German Banks shows that European banks are more heavily burdened by the Basel IV reform package than hitherto assumed. [ more ... ]

Banks and Fintechs: Guideline to Facilitate Cooperation

28 November 2019
At a time when banks are reviewing their outsourcing models and deciding to bring many capabilities back in-house, one type of outsourcing is becoming increasingly important: cooperation with fintechs. What is behind this trend? What challenges and opportunities does it … [ more ... ]

Banks call for open markets in Europe

28 November 2019
Against the backdrop of the new European Commission, the private banks underline that a Europe-wide home market is more important to them than ever. [ more ... ]

Three questions to Association of German Banks’ president Hans-Walter Peters

28 November 2019
Three answers from Association of German Banks’ president Hans-Walter Peters to the ECB decision. [ more ... ]

IMF/World Bank Annual Meetings: banking association president Peters sees no global recession

28 November 2019
The private banks are expecting global growth to slow down to around 3% in 2019. “That would be a good half a percentage point less than the average over the past five years and a marked slackening-off,” said Hans-Walter Peters, … [ more ... ]

Beyond Libra: casting off the spectator role with the digital euro

28 November 2019
The heated debate about Facebook’s plans to launch a digital currency called Libra is due to two fundamental perceptions. Firstly, any economic system needs a stable currency – it is a key element of democratically legitimated state sovereignty. [ more ... ]

German banks say: The economy needs a programmable digital euro!

28 November 2019
Following the debate on Facebook’s “Libra” currency, German banks say: The economy needs a programmable digital euro! [ more ... ]

Commission targeted consultation document: Alternative Standardised Approach for Market Risk

28 November 2019
The German banking industry committee (GBIC) comments on the consultation paper of the EU Commission. GBIC answers EU-KOM’s questions on selected topics of the FRTB standardised approach for market risk, in particular on the calculation of capital requirements for positions … [ more ... ]

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