Sustainable Finance - The Contribution of Private Banks

21 September 2020
This position paper shines a light on the role of private banks in sustainable finance and, more specifically, in climate protection. It aims to show where the industry currently stands, what major challenges it faces and what private banks are ... [ Read Article ]

Comments on EC Inception Impact Assessment “Sustainable Finance - obligation for certain companies to publish non-financial information”

4 September 2020
The German Banking Industry Committee has issued its comments to the Inception Impact Assessment of the European Commission. [ Read Article ]

Position paper on the European Commissinos legislative draft for the review of the Benchmark regulation.

3 September 2020
The German Banking Industry Committee welcomes the European Commission’s decision to provide for the possibility to designate a statutory replacement rate for benchmarks, whose cessation would result in a significant disruption in the functioning of financial markets in the Union ... [ Read Article ]

Response to the consultation paper of the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) on the disclosure regulation

1 September 2020
GBIC welcomes the proposed measures to enhance sustainability in finance. [ Read Article ]

Review of the Interchange Fee Regulation Position

28 August 2020
The German Banking Industry Committee (GBIC) welcomes this new report as it once again underlines the EU Commission’s goal to promote cashless payments within the European single market. [ Read Article ]

Comments on EBA-Consultation "Draft Regulatory Technical Standards on own funds and eligible liabilities"

28 August 2020
GBIC has answered the EBA-Consultation on "Draft Regulatory Technical Standards on own funds and eligible liabilities". The comments sharply criticizing central points of the draft paper of the EBA. [ Read Article ]

Comments on Technical Amendment on capital treatment of securitisations of non-performing loans

26 August 2020
The German Banking Industry Committee (GBIC) has issued its comments to the public consultation of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) on the technical amandment on capital treatment of securisations of non-performing loans (NPL). [ Read Article ]

Comments on EBA Consultation Paper on Standards on the contractual recognition of stay powers under Article 71a(5) BRRD

13 August 2020
Comments on EBA Consultation Paper on Standards on the contractual recognition of stay powers under Article 71a(5) BRRD [ Read Article ]

BaFinPerspectives Issue 1 | 2020 on cyber security

3 August 2020
It contains the article: „How German banks are gearing up for the fight against cybercrime", written by Andreas Krautscheid and André Nash of the Association of German Banks. [ Read Article ]

Comments of the Association of German Banks on the Final Report of the High Level Forum on CMU

23 July 2020
We warmly welcome the recently published report of the High Level Forum on CMU. We believe it identifies many important steps that need to be taken to achieve real capital markets union. [ Read Article ]

Comments on Draft Guidelines on the appropriate subsets of exposures in the application of the systemic risk buffer

23 July 2020
The German Banking Industry Committee (GBIC) has issued its comments to the public consultation of the European Banking Authority (EBA) on the draft guidelines on the appropriate subsets of exposures in the application of the systemic risk buffer. [ Read Article ]

Comments to the FSB-consultation of Effective Practices for Cyber Incident Response and Recovery

17 July 2020
The German Banking Industry Committee (GBIC) has issued its comments to the public consultation of the CIRR-toolkit of the Financial Stabilty Board. [ Read Article ]

Renewed Sustainable Finance Strategy by European Commission

16 July 2020
The German Banking Industry Committee (GBIC) participated in the public consultation of the European Commission on its renewed sustainable finance strategy and commented as follows. [ Read Article ]

Comments on EBA’s Discussion Paper on the future changes to the EU-wide stress test (EBA/DP/2020/01)

6 July 2020
The German Banking Industry Committee (GBIC) has issued its comments to the public consultation of the European Banking Authority (EBA) on the discussion paper on the future changes to the EU-wide stress test. [ Read Article ]

Comments on the EU-Consultation on a new Digital Finance Strategy for Europe / FinTech Action Plan

25 June 2020
The German Banking Industry Committee (GBIC) participated in the EU Commission's consultation and gave its comments on the EU digital finance strategy - on a new FinTech action plan. [ Read Article ]

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 ]

Comments on amendments to the ECB Regulation on monetary financial institution balance sheet statistics

10 March 2020
GBIC has answered the European Central Bank consultation on changes to Regulation (EU) No 1071/2013 of 24 September 2013 concerning the balance sheet of the monetary financial institutions sector. [ 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 ]

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