Peters: EU quickly has to become able to act now – drive forward banks’ role in climate protection

27 May 2019
“The high election turnout is pleasing – now we need a clear course quickly,” said Hans-Walter Peters, the Association of German Banks’ president, commenting on the outcome of the European elections. [ Read Article ]

Peters: ECB is stuck in monetary policy crisis mode

10 April 2019
Once again, the ECB has failed to begin its withdrawal from negative interest rates. That’s disappointing. Measures should have been put in place long ago to ease the burden on European banks – like those taken from the outset by ... [ Read Article ]

Association chief Andreas Krautscheid on the British House of Commons’ rejection of the Brexit deal

16 January 2019
“The vote is a serious warning shot for all concerned,” Andreas Krautscheid, Chief Executive of the Association of German Banks, said of yesterday’s Brexit decision. [ Read Article ]

Krautscheid: 100 days before Brexit - crisis mode becoming the norm

18 December 2018
“100 days before the United Kingdom leaves the EU, a hard Brexit is more likely than ever", comments Andreas Krautscheid, the Association of German Banks’ chief executive, on the ongoing preparations in the banking sector. [ Read Article ]

Peters – ending net asset purchases was overdue

13 December 2018
“The ECB’s decision to end its net asset purchases at the end of the year was overdue,” said Hans-Walter Peters, president of the Association of German Banks, commenting on the decision today by the European Central Bank. [ Read Article ]

Krautscheid: Agreement finally provides the basis for future economic relations

25 November 2018
“We are relieved that the Brexit agreement has finally been approved by the Member States," said Chief Executive Andreas Krautscheid on the occasion of the EU Special Summit. [ Read Article ]

Krautscheid: Transparency and dependability of equivalence regime for financial services of key importance

23 November 2018
“Equivalence regimes for financial services are quite rightly no substitute for today’s EU passporting,” Chief Executive Andreas Krautscheid said today. [ Read Article ]

Krautscheid: The moment of truth has come

15 November 2018
“The moment of truth has come sooner than many people expected. The response of the British House of Commons will essentially set the course for the coming months,” said Andreas Krautscheid, Chief Executive of the Association of German Banks. [ Read Article ]

Juncker mentions important cornerstones for a strong Europe

12 September 2018
“Juncker’s address points in the right direction and has the full support of Germany’s private banks", so Chief Executive Andreas Krautscheid. [ Read Article ]

Ossig: Italy and Europe – it only works together

18 July 2018
“The cohesion of the eurozone is not something that can be forced but can only be achieved through persuasion”, said Christian Ossig, Chief Executive of the Association of German Banks, ahead of today’s Banken-Dialog (Banks in Dialogue) on “Quo ... [ Read Article ]

Krautscheid: A digital identity for Europe – foster innovation across borders

4 July 2018
“In the EU, it is not normally possible to collect and use customer data in a standardised way either across borders or digitally. If we are serious about creating a digital and consumer-friendly Europe which also fosters innovation, urgent action ... [ Read Article ]

Andreas Krautscheid, Chief Executive of the Association of German Banks, on the European Commission’s proposal for the taxation of the digital economy:

21 March 2018
“As important as it is to have an initiative at European level to tax the digital economy in order to eliminate shortcomings in the taxation of US internet firms, the Commission’s proposal for a tax on digital services is ... [ Read Article ]

Banks for more sustainability in the financial markets

31 January 2018
"The report now published by the Expert Group sends out a strong signal. Sustainability is no longer a side issue", said Christian Ossig, Chief Executive of the Association of German Banks, on the report of the European Commission’s High-Level ... [ Read Article ]

Christian Ossig, chief executive of the Association of German Banks, comments on today’s ECB Governing Council meeting

25 January 2018
“The European Central Bank has today passed up the chance to send a fresh signal pointing towards monetary policy normalisation. Instead, it remains in deep crisis mode", said Christian Ossig, chief executive of the Association of German Banks, to today ... [ Read Article ]

Michael Kemmer, General Manager of the Association of German Banks, on the result of the general election in the United Kingdom

9 June 2017
Michael Kemmer, General Manager of the Association of German Banks, on the result of the general election in the United Kingdom: “Whoever is going to be responsible for governing the United Kingdom, he or she should be clear on the ... [ Read Article ]

Michael Kemmers statement on the review of Dodd-Frank Act

6 February 2017
Michael Kemmer, General Manager of the Association of German Banks: "Valuable achievements, especially on a basis harmonised worldwide, should not be simply discarded out of hand. A ‘competition of laxity’ in regulation isn’t going to help anyone." [ Read Article ]

Hans-Walter Peters statement on the result of the US elections

9 November 2016
Hans-Walter Peters, president of the Association of German Banks and spokesman for the managing partners of private bank Berenberg: "The election of Donald Trump comes as a surprise. We now need to deal with the result." [ Read Article ]

Statement by Hans-Walter Peters, President of the Association of German Banks and Spokesman of the Personally Liable Partners of the private bank Berenberg, on the situation of the German banking market.

30 September 2016
Hans-Walter Peters, President of the Association of German Banks: “The German banking market is stable and efficient. The banks have significantly improved their liquidity and capital base in the last few years. This was recently confirmed in the ECB’s ... [ Read Article ]

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