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4 February 2016
German Banking Industry Committee critical of unnecessary regulatory burdens

In its response to a consultation by the European Commission, the German Banking Industry Committee (GBIC) criticises “unnecessary burdens” arising …

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25 January 2016
Basel IV plans for new capital requirements go too far

“German banks have hugely improved their capital ratios and thus their resilience in recent years. The Basel IV plans now …

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17 December 2015
Kemmer: Fed interest rate turnaround good news – crisis mode no permanent state of af ..

“The US Federal Reserve’s interest rate hike is good news: it shows that the Fed trusts the economic upturn in …

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10 December 2015
Kemmer: open Europe more for consumers and banks – simplify regulation at the same ti ..

Michael Kemmer, the Association of German Banks’ general manager: “The European Commission is right in aiming to open a further …

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8 December 2015
Trade associations call for a halt to plans for a financial transaction tax

In a joint statement, Germany’s leading trade associations call on European finance ministers to drop plans to introduce a financial …

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3 December 2015
Kemmer: ECB decision unconvincing

Michael Kemmer, General Manager of the Association of German Banks, is unconvinced by the decision of the European Central Bank …

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9 November 2015
Hans-Walter Peters unanimously elected new president of the Association of German Ban ..

At its meeting today, the Association of German Banks’ board of directors unanimously chose Hans-Walter Peters, spokesman for the managing …

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9 November 2015
Association of German Banks’ president: let regulation take effect

“Banks must and will find the right answers to the growing digitisation of the economy and society. Besides the challenges …

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28 October 2015
The private commercial banks’ Ombudsman Scheme: Federal Court of Justice verdict trig ..

“The Ombudsman Scheme was heavily affected last year by the Federal Court of Justice’s verdict on loan processing fees,” said …

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12 October 2015
Banks give positive assessment of European banking supervision

“All in all, it’s been a good first twelve months,” said Michael Kemmer, general manager of the Association of German …

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9 October 2015
Association of German Banks’ president: weak growth in emerging markets no cause for ..

“Concern about the global economy sliding towards a new crisis is exaggerated,” said Jürgen Fitschen, president of the Association of …

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30 September 2015
Economic forecast: growing uncertainty regarding the global economic situation – Germ ..

“The global economic prospects have become markedly more uncertain over the past few weeks, particularly where the emerging economies are …

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30 September 2015
German Banking Industry Committee: Future banking regulation must not restrict lendin ..

On the occasion of the publication of the European Commission’s Capital Markets Union Action Plan, the German Banking Industry Committee …

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22 July 2015
Cyber generation highly risk-conscious - Association of German Banks' 2015 Youth Surv ..

“Digitisation is an absolutely positive issue among young people: nearly two-thirds of 14 to 20-year-olds see the internet and digitisation …

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13 July 2015
Europe must take warning shot seriously – individual responsibility important, contin ..

Michael Kemmer, General Manager of the Association of German Banks: “We welcome the fact that the European partners have finally …

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20 April 2015
Include financial services in the TTIP

“Including financial services in the TTIP free trade agreement is in the interest of stable financial markets,” said Michael Kemmer, …

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5 December 2014
Trust in banks’ internal risk models needs to be strengthened

Banks have to be able to calculate their capital requirements using tools that are tailored specifically to their business model …

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13 November 2014
IFRSs a success story – press ahead quickly with endorsement of IFRS 9

The International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs) are a success story, for they unite the relevant accounting rules worldwide under one …

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26 October 2014
Preventative effect major success of the health check of European banks – European fi ..

The results of the comprehensive assessment (CA) show that the European financial system has become much more stable.

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23 October 2014
Association of German Banks: comprehensive assessment helps to make European financia ..

Europe is breaking new ground with the comprehensive assessment (CA) of its financial system.

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14 October 2014
Association of German Banks welcomes EU-wide fight against tax fraud based on interna ..

We welcome the EU’s decision to base the EU-wide exchange of information on an internationally uniform standard in future.

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12 September 2014
Association of German Banks on new sanctions against Russia

After already tightening the screws with the last round of sanctions, the EU’s new measures are aimed above all at …

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28 August 2014
Ombudsman of the German private banks: decisions soon to be binding on disputes invol ..

For complaints submitted from 1 January 2015, the amount up to which the decisions of our ombudsmen will be binding …

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30 July 2014
New EU sanctions against Russia will make an impact

In view of the events in eastern Ukraine and the shooting down on 17 July of a passenger jet over …

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