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 ... ]

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 ... ]

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