Banking association sees Brexit timetable in danger

19 March 2018
“Just over twelve months before the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union, too many questions are still open,” said Andreas Krautscheid, the association’s chief executive, today in Frankfurt. [ mehr ... ]

Italian-German Dialogue on Financial Services to intensify

9 March 2018
The two financial communities met in Rome today for the second round of the initiative of FeBAF and GBIC. Positive outlooks for the future, ready for the next challenges the sector is expected to play. A balanced European financial regulation ... [ mehr ... ]

Banks and fintechs welcome European Commission’s Fintech Action Plan

8 March 2018
“With the action plan it unveiled today, the European Commission has acknowledged the importance of digitisation for the financial markets,” said Andreas Krautscheid, chief executive of the Association of German Banks. It was right to opt mainly for recommendations and ... [ mehr ... ]

Banks welcome EU Action Plan on Sustainable Finance

8 March 2018
The European Commission has today unveiled its Action Plan on Sustainable Finance. “We welcome the European Commission’s initiative to achieve the Paris climate targets,” said Christian Ossig. [ mehr ... ]

New study: private banks are the most important partners of German exporters

12 February 2018
The private banks in Germany are the most important financing partners of the German export sector: the finance for 88 per cent of German foreign trade is handled by private banks. [ mehr ... ]

Association of German Banks views breakthrough in Brexit talks positively

8 December 2017
The European Commission today announced that sufficient progress had been made to enter the second phase of Brexit talks. Association of German Banks views breakthrough in Brexit talks positively. [ mehr ... ]

Association of German Banks welcomes European approach to Basel III

8 December 2017
The European Commission announced yesterday that it would carry out an impact assessment to evaluate the precise effects of the Basel III package. [ mehr ... ]

Ossig: Basel III mustn’t handicap European banks

22 November 2017
The ongoing Basel talks mustn’t lead to European banks ultimately being handicapped. This is the message from the Association of German Banks. [ mehr ... ]

Don’t endanger the success of the deposit protection reform

13 November 2017
Peters called for a decisive change of course by the European Central Bank (ECB). The economy in Europe was doing well and deflation risks had been dispelled. [ mehr ... ]

Banking association president Peters: ECB decision on expansive monetary policy inadequate

26 October 2017
The European Central Bank (ECB) today announced first adjustments to its bond-buying programme from January 2018, and the Association of German Banks believes it is moving in the right direction. [ mehr ... ]

Michael Kemmer to leave Association of German Banks

24 October 2017
General Manager Michael Kemmer is leaving the Association of German Banks at the end of this year at his own request. Andreas Krautscheid and Christian Ossig, both members of the Senior Management Board, will run the Association of German Banks ... [ mehr ... ]

Kemmer: MiFID II undermines the trust between customer and bank

18 October 2017
The Association of German Banks is critical of the far-reaching effects of the new European directive MiFID II on banks and customers. [ mehr ... ]

German Banking Industry Committee rejects current EU Commission proposals to create a uniform European Deposit Insurance Scheme (EDIS)

11 October 2017
The European Commission's discussion paper published today on the completion of the Banking Union with a European Deposit Insurance Scheme (EDIS) represents only marginal progress, according to the German Banking Industry Committee. [ mehr ... ]

Association of German Banks now with 11 fintech companies as members

9 October 2017
The Association of German Banks continues to drive forward the partnership between banks and fintech companies. [ mehr ... ]

Reform will enhance financial strength of the Deposit Protection Fund

29 September 2017
On 1 October 2017 the reform of the Deposit Protection Fund will take effect. “The reform will above all enhance the financial strength of the Deposit Protection Fund. [ mehr ... ]

Berlin Group launches Public Market Consultation on NextGenPSD2 Standard

27 September 2017
On 2 October 2017, The Berlin Group will launch a 6-weeks public market consultation on its NextGenPSD2 Access to Accounts (XS2A) Standard that enables Third Party Providers (TPPs) to access bank accounts under the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2). [ mehr ... ]

ECB is treading water

7 September 2017
Faced with the necessary decision to wind down their bond-buying programme next year, the guardians of the euro have today taken another step sideways,” said Michael Kemmer, General Manager of the Association of German Banks. [ mehr ... ]

Banking president: regulation with a sense of proportion for a strong financial marketplace

7 September 2017
“The era of nationalism in financial regulation must be over – despite President Trump and Brexit”, stressed Hans-Walter Peters, president of the Association of German Banks with today’s “Banking in transition” conference in Frankfurt in mind. [ mehr ... ]

The German Banking Industry Committee on the Survey by the Bundesbank and BaFin of the Financial Performance and Resilience of German Credit Institutions in the 2017 Low Interest Rate Environment

30 August 2017
The reports published by the Deutsche Bundesbank and the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) on August 30, 2017 on the 'Multi-institutional request for information concerning the financial performance and resilience of German credit institutions in the 2017 low interest ... [ mehr ... ]

Michael Kemmer on ECB: introduce threshold, curb side effects of negative interest rates

20 July 2017
“I would have liked the European Central Bank (ECB) to take another baby step today, at least a verbal one, towards exiting its extremely expansive monetary policy,” said a disappointed Michael Kemmer, general manager of the Association of German Banks. [ mehr ... ]

Position of the German Banking Industry Committee on the EU interim report on sustainable finance: Incentives for investment are appropriate; unnecessary regulation should be avoided

20 July 2017
At the end of last year, the European Commission established a high-level expert group to give advice on the Commission's sustainable finance initiative. [ mehr ... ]

Kemmer: Avoid inconsistencies in the action plan on NPLs

11 July 2017
Michael Kemmer, General Manager of the Association of German Banks, on today’s meeting of EU finance ministers (ECOFIN) on non-performing loans: [ mehr ... ]

Banking association president on G20: tackle financial regulation jointly at international level

7 July 2017
Hans-Walter Peters, president of the Association of German Banks: the stability of the global financial system can only be ensured by internationally coordinated regulation. [ mehr ... ]

Fed’s cautious normalisation sends the right signal

14 June 2017
“The interest rate decision taken by the American central bank sends the right signal. It shows the Fed thinks the US economy continues to be in good shape,” says Michael Kemmer, General Manager of the Association of German Banks. [ mehr ... ]

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