Top Business Associations Establish Transatlantic Business Initiative (TBI)

16 June 2021
Through the TBI, German business seeks to inject new momentum into transatlantic relations, building on  trade and economic policy support from Berlin and Brussels. [ more ... ]

Statement on the EU Commission's proposal on AI regulations

8 June 2021
The European Commission today unveiled a proposal for a regulation on a European approach to artificial intelligence (AI). [ more ... ]

Krautscheid on the proposal for a Digital Identity Framework

3 June 2021
The European Commission today published its proposal for a Digital Identity Framework. [ more ... ]

Comments of the Association of German Banks on the new capital markets union action plan

12 May 2021
The Association of German Banks has warmly welcomed the capital markets union project from the outset. This paper sets out our comments on most of the measures announced in the action plan. [ more ... ]

Same services, same risks, same rules - six principles for improving customer protection, competitive equality and financial stability

10 May 2021
Payment and financial services are currently undergoing an extensive process of digital transformation. We have identified six principles which will help to realise these economic and societal benefits. [ more ... ]

Guidelines on certain aspects of the MiFID II appropriateness and execution-only requirements

29 April 2021
At the End of January 2021 the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published draft Guidelines on certain aspects of the MiFID II appropriateness and execution-only requirements and opened a consultation process. [ more ... ]

Cooperation Agreement between the EU and the United Kingdom

28 April 2021
The planned memorandum of understanding must be finalised and published. Further delay would be grossly negligent,” said Andreas Krautscheid, Chief Executive of the Association of German Banks. [ more ... ]

GBIC comments on the consultation on the 2021 ex-ante SRF contributions calculation

20 April 2021
According to the German Banking Industry Committee (GBIC), the calculation procedure for the ex-ante contributions to the Single Resolution Fund still lacks transparency. [ more ... ]

Ensure digital sovereignty: Association of German Banks calls for the introduction of a programmable euro

13 April 2021
In its third position paper the association underlines the rapidly growing demand for a programmable euro and recommends that Europe launch initiatives of its own. [ more ... ]

Use German EU Council Presidency to give Europe a fresh start

13 April 2021
The German private banks believe Germany should use its Presidency of the EU Council to give Europe a fresh start. [ more ... ]

Martin Zielke hands over the office of President of the Association of German Banks to Hans-Walter Peters

13 April 2021
Against the backdrop of his resignation as Chairman of the Board of Managing Directors of Commerzbank AG, Martin Zielke is also stepping down as President of the Association of German Banks. [ more ... ]

Sustainable finance: banks play a key role in the fight against climate change

13 April 2021
In the association’s latest position paper, Germany’s private banks argue for more sustainability in the economy and, in particular, for more climate protection. [ more ... ]

Association of German Banks welcomes plans for capital markets union

13 April 2021
The European Commission has today unveiled its action plan for creating capital markets union. The aim of the plan is to strengthen and expand European capital markets. “An efficient, single capital market is more urgently needed than ever,” said Christian … [ more ... ]

Banking association President Hans-Walter Peters on the US election

13 April 2021
“The international community looks to the US with concern. Unfortunately, the elections have yet to produce a clear result. We sincerely hope that we will soon have clarity and that the new administration will quickly be able to start work … [ more ... ]

Covid-19: the Italian Banking Association and the German Banking Industry Committee propose more flexible rules

13 April 2021
Shaping the Banking Union, refocussing on a fair regulatory approach towards the implementation of Basel III in the EU and adapting the treatment of non-performing loans (NPLs) in light of the current economic scenario, : these are the requests the … [ more ... ]

Covid-19: the Italian Banking Association and the German Banking Industry Committee propose more flexible rules

13 April 2021
Shaping the Banking Union, refocussing on a fair regulatory approach towards the implementation of Basel III in the EU and adapting the treatment of non-performing loans (NPLs) in light of the current economic scenario, : these are the requests the … [ more ... ]

Greensill Bank AG closed

13 April 2021
On March, 3 2021, the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) imposed a moratorium on Greensill Bank AG in accordance with Section 46 of the German Banking Act (Kreditwesengesetz – KWG), thus ordering that the bank be closed for business with … [ more ... ]

Greensill Bank AG closed

13 April 2021
On March, 3 2021, the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) imposed a moratorium on Greensill Bank AG in accordance with Section 46 of the German Banking Act (Kreditwesengesetz – KWG), thus ordering that the bank be closed for business with … [ more ... ]

Greensill Bank AG – payout event determined by BaFin

13 April 2021
The German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) determined on 16 March 2021 that a payout event pursuant to Section 10(1) of the German Deposit Guarantee Act (EinSiG) had occurred at Greensill Bank AG since the bank is unable to repay … [ more ... ]

Greensill Bank AG – payout event determined by BaFin

13 April 2021
The German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) determined on 16 March 2021 that a payout event pursuant to Section 10(1) of the German Deposit Guarantee Act (EinSiG) had occurred at Greensill Bank AG since the bank is unable to repay … [ more ... ]

‘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 ... ]

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