Position paper of the Association of German Banks on capital markets union 2020

19 February 2020
In its position paper, the banking association makes eight concrete proposals for deepening capital markets union. [ Read Article ]

EBA Consultation on Disclousure Pillar III

17 January 2020
The European Banking Authority (EBA) launched a consultation in October 2019 on a new comprehensive technical implementation standard (ITS) for disclosure. [ Read Article ]

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. [ Read Article ]

GBIC Comments on the implementation of the final Basel III reform into EU law

27 December 2019
GBIC has answered the European Commission’s consultation on implementing the final Basel III reforms into EU law. [ Read Article ]

Outsourcing Guidelines

17 December 2019
These guidelines are a follow-up to our 2018 position paper “Banks and Fintechs: The Case for Outsourcing”, in which we described the importance and the challenges of cooperation between banks and fintechs. [ Read Article ]

The Association of German Banks says “no” to violence against women

29 November 2019
According to the United Nations, violence against women and girls is one of the world’s most widespread human rights violations – in both the public and private sphere. One in three women and girls will experience physical and/or sexual ... [ Read Article ]

Position paper of DK and several German associations on the Proposal for a Directive on collective redress

28 November 2019
Together with the leading associations of the German economy, GBIC has published a position paper on the current Council text of the Finnish Council Presidency on the directive on representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers. [ Read Article ]

Comments on EBA discussion paper on a STS framework for synthetic securitisations

28 November 2019
German Banking Industry Committee and True Sale International are supporting a STS framework for synthetic securitisations in their joint comments on the EBA discussion paper. [ Read Article ]

Commission targeted consultation document: Alternative Standardised Approach for Market Risk

11 November 2019
The German banking industry committee (GBIC) comments on the consultation paper of the EU Commission. GBIC answers EU-KOM’s questions on selected topics of the FRTB standardised approach for market risk, in particular on the calculation of capital requirements for ... [ Read Article ]

German banks say: The economy needs a programmable digital euro!

30 October 2019
Following the debate on Facebook’s “Libra” currency, German banks say: The economy needs a programmable digital euro! [ Read Article ]

Comments on EBA Draft guidelines on the determination of the weighted average maturity (WAM) of contractual payments due under the tranche

30 October 2019
Guidelines on the determination of the weighted average maturity (WAM) of contractual payments due under the tranche. [ Read Article ]

German Banking industry committee (GBIC) on the Proposal for a Directive on representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers

23 October 2019
The German banking industry committee has commented on the directive proposal and the amendments proposed by the Finnish Council Presidency. [ Read Article ]

EBA Guidelines on loan origination and monitoring

2 October 2019
GBIC has responded to EBA‘s draft guidelines on loan origination and monitoring. [ Read Article ]

GBIC Comments on Consultative Document: Consolidated Basel Framework (BCBS 462)

8 August 2019
DK comments on the Basel Consultation Paper on the Consolidated Framework. [ Read Article ]

Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra – questions and answers

5 July 2019
The publication of the white paper on Libra in mid-June sparked wide-ranging discussion. [ Read Article ]

EFRAG consultation on Equity Instruments – Research on Measurement

3 July 2019
EFRAG has published a questionnaire to explore alternative accounting treatments for long-term equity instruments under IFRS. [ Read Article ]

IASB Exposure Draft ED/2019/1 Bechmark Reform

17 June 2019
IASB proposes changes to IAS 39 and IFRS 9 due to possible effects of the IBOR reform. GBIC basically agrees with the proposals but advocates also for reliefs concerning retrospective effectiveness testing and dynamic hedging according to IAS 39. [ Read Article ]

Comments on the draft EBA Guidelines on Credit Risk Mitigation within the A-IRB

24 May 2019
The German Banking Industry Committee (GBIC) has commented on the draft EBA Guidelines on Credit Risk Mitigation for institutions applying the IRB Approach with own estimates of LGDs. [ Read Article ]

Position paper on strengthening the role of the European Union in a global context

17 April 2019
For decades, the economic integration of the European Union (EU) has been successfully driven forward in order to secure and promote prosperity and stability in Europe. At the same time, the EU is increasingly pursuing a common trade policy within ... [ Read Article ]

A stronger international role of the euro benefits Europe's economy

16 April 2019
An even stronger role for the euro in international markets would increase the EU’s independence and be good for companies in Europe. To give the European single currency a boost, capital markets and banking union should be moved forward ... [ Read Article ]

Proportionality in banking regulation – discussions have to continue: “after the CRR/CRD review is before the CRR/CRD review”

4 April 2019
Since the 2008 financial crisis a number of new laws,rules and regulations have been introduced to increase the stability of the financial system and the protection of public funds. [ Read Article ]

Know Your Customer: Corporate customer verification in the Single Market

20 March 2019
The digital transformation (KYC) is one of the key challenges today – also for the financial industry. The Association of German Banks is meeting this challenge by, among other things, cooperating with start-ups from the financial sector, fintechs. [ Read Article ]

Comments on Revisions to leverage ratio disclosure requirements

13 March 2019
The Basel Committee’s additional leverage ratio disclosure requirements are designed to reflect its concerns about “window-dressing”. The Basel Committee would like to see averaged values disclosed on the basis of values calculated daily. [ Read Article ]

DK comments on EBA’s Consultation Paper on Draft ITS amending Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/2070 with regard to benchmarking of internal models

30 January 2019
DK comments on the above-mentioned EBA consultation paper. The EBA changes the ITS requirements in both the credit risk and market risk areas. The exercise is relevant for institutions with IRB models or IMA models (market risk models) in Pillar ... [ Read Article ]

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