Position paper on the Future Relationship between the European Union and the United Kingdom

19 June 2020
The primary goal of the negotiations between the United Kingdom (UK) and the European Union (EU) shall be to ensure market and financial stability as well as a close relationship, which is beneficial for the society and economy on both ... [ Read Article ]

Europe’s answer to Libra – potential and prerequisites of a programmable euro

17 June 2020
Position of the Association of German Banks on the future of a digital monetary and payments order [ Read Article ]

IASB Exposure Draft ED/2020/1 on Benchmark reform (Phase 2)

22 May 2020
The proposed changes (phase 2 of the IASB project) are intended to mitigate the effects that replacing an existing reference interest rate with an alternative interest rate will have on financial reporting at the time of the replacement. [ Read Article ]

Comments on amendments to the ECB Regulation on payments statistics

24 April 2020
GBIC has answered the European Central Bank consultation on changes to Regulation (EU) No 1409/2013 of 28 November 2013 concerning payments statistics. [ Read Article ]

Comments on Digital currencies

15 April 2020
Digital currency is a hugely important topic for the German Banking Industry Committee (GBIC) for a number of reasons. Firstly, a rapidly growing number of companies are looking at the integration of distributed ledger technology (DLT) into their production and ... [ Read Article ]

Comments on Basel’s discussion paper on designing a prudential treatment for crypto-assets

13 March 2020
The Association of German banks comments on the Basel discussion paper on designing a prudential treatment for crypto-assets. [ Read Article ]

Anti-Money Laundering 4.0

9 March 2020
The European Commission presented its "Roadmap towards a new comprehensive approach to preventing and combating money laundering and terrorism financing". The Banking Association participates in the discussion on how to optimise the current regulatory instruments to prevent money laundering and ... [ Read Article ]

SRB Consultation Paper on changes to its MREL policy under the 2019 Banking Package

5 March 2020
GBIC has answered the Single Resolution Board's (SRB) consultation on changes to its MREL policy. [ Read Article ]

Comment letter to EBA benchmarking due to Article 78 CRD IV

3 March 2020
The European Banking Authority (EBA) has published the draft of the revised Implementation Standard (ITS) for the annual benchmarking exercise according to Art. 78 CRD IV in December 2019. [ Read Article ]

Position paper on the EU’s equivalence regime

28 February 2020
The European Union’s equivalence regime has been a focus of discussion in the recent past. The Association of German Banks would like to contribute to the debate with the following recommendations. [ Read Article ]

EBA Consultation Paper on ITS on disclosure and reporting of MREL and TLAC

24 February 2020
GBIC has answered the European Banking Authority's (EBA) consultation on technical implementation standard (ITS) on disclosure and reporting of MREL and TLAC. [ Read Article ]

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 ]

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