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22 March 2022
Economic forecast: war in Ukraine will leave significant scars on the German economy

The economic outlook by the chief economists of Germany’s private banks is subject to considerable uncertainty this spring.

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8 December 2021
German private banks adopt extensive reform of deposit protection

This means protection limits will be geared to the needs of depositors. For 98 percent of retail savers, nothing will …

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8 November 2021
Hamburg Commercial Bank to join the Deposit Protection Fund

The Hamburg Commercial Bank (HCOB) will become a full member of the Association of German Banks on 1 January 2022 …

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25 October 2021
Banks want to be at the forefront of the fight against climate change

Shortly before the COP26 world climate conference in Glasgow, the private banks have set out their position on how to …

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5 July 2021
German Banking Industry Committee presents policy paper on “digital euro”

In a policy paper, the German Banking Industry Committee (GBIC) for the first time sets out detailed thoughts on the …

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16 June 2021
Top Business Associations Establish Transatlantic Business Initiative (TBI)

Through the TBI, German business seeks to inject new momentum into transatlantic relations, building on  trade and economic policy support …

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21 April 2021
Christian Sewing elected new President of the Association of German Banks

The Board of Directors of the Association of German Banks on monday voted to appoint Christian Sewing as its new …

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16 March 2021
Greensill Bank AG – payout event determined by BaFin

The German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) determined on 16 March 2021 that a payout event pursuant to Section 10(1) …

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3 March 2021
Greensill Bank AG closed

On March, 3 2021, the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) imposed a moratorium on Greensill Bank AG in accordance with …

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16 February 2021
Covid-19: the Italian Banking Association and the German Banking Industry Committee p ..

Shaping the Banking Union, refocussing on a fair regulatory approach towards the implementation of Basel III in the EU and …

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29 January 2021
German Banking Industry Committee urges “prudent” discussion when revising the EU rul ..

On 26 January 2021, the EU Commission launched the announced consultation on the revision of the crisis management and deposit …

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16 December 2020
Association of German Banks has reservations about EU action plan to reduce non-perfo ..

The European Commission today unveiled its action plan to reduce non-performing loans (NPLs). Christian Ossig, Chief Executive of the Association …

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24 September 2020
Association of German Banks welcomes plans for capital markets union

The European Commission has today unveiled its action plan for creating capital markets union. The aim of the plan is …

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21 September 2020
Sustainable finance: banks play a key role in the fight against climate change

In the association’s latest position paper, Germany’s private banks argue for more sustainability in the economy and, in particular, for …

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12 August 2020
Martin Zielke hands over the office of President of the Association of German Banks t ..

Against the backdrop of his resignation as Chairman of the Board of Managing Directors of Commerzbank AG, Martin Zielke is …

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15 July 2020
Use German EU Council Presidency to give Europe a fresh start

The German private banks believe Germany should use its Presidency of the EU Council to give Europe a fresh start.

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19 June 2020
‘Cliff edge’ Brexit is irresponsible in the corona era: BdB calls for progress and cl ..

The Association of German Banks’ new position paper sets out its calls for future cooperation between the EU and the …

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17 June 2020
Ensure digital sovereignty: Association of German Banks calls for the introduction of ..

In its third position paper the association underlines the rapidly growing demand for a programmable euro and recommends that Europe …

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23 April 2020
Banking association President Zielke: Banks are needed to help solve the major crisis ..

The newly elected President of the Association of German Banks, Martin Zielke, has praised the swift and decisive action of …

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22 April 2020
Martin Zielke new banking association President

Handover of office at the Association of German Banks: Martin Zielke, Chairman of the Board of Managing Directors of Commerzbank …

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12 March 2020
Peters takes a positive view of the package of measures adopted by European banking s ..

Association of German Banks President Hans-Walter Peters has described as positive above all the package of measures adopted today by …

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12 March 2020
President of the Association of German Banks calls for further measures to stabilise ..

In the face of the widening coronavirus crisis, Association of German Banks President Hans-Walter Peters has argued for concrete measures …

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13 January 2020
Ossig: “Negative interest rates hit banks and customers alike”

“We welcome the ECB’s plan to review its monetary policy strategy this year,” said Chief Executive Christian Ossig at the …

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19 October 2019
IMF/World Bank Annual Meetings: banking association president Peters sees no global r ..

The private banks are expecting global growth to slow down to around 3% in 2019. “That would be a good …

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