Association of German Banks welcomes plans for capital markets union

24 September 2020
The European Commission has today unveiled its action plan for creating capital markets union. The aim of the plan is to strengthen and expand European capital markets. “An efficient, single capital market is more urgently needed than ever,” said Christian ... [ Read Article ]

Sustainable finance: banks play a key role in the fight against climate change

21 September 2020
In the association’s latest position paper, Germany’s private banks argue for more sustainability in the economy and, in particular, for more climate protection. [ Read Article ]

Martin Zielke hands over the office of President of the Association of German Banks to Hans-Walter Peters

12 August 2020
Against the backdrop of his resignation as Chairman of the Board of Managing Directors of Commerzbank AG, Martin Zielke is also stepping down as President of the Association of German Banks. [ Read Article ]

Use German EU Council Presidency to give Europe a fresh start

15 July 2020
The German private banks believe Germany should use its Presidency of the EU Council to give Europe a fresh start. [ Read Article ]

‘Cliff edge’ Brexit is irresponsible in the corona era: BdB calls for progress and clarity in the negotiations in a new position paper

19 June 2020
The Association of German Banks’ new position paper sets out its calls for future cooperation between the EU and the United Kingdom in the financial sector. [ Read Article ]

Ensure digital sovereignty: Association of German Banks calls for the introduction of a programmable euro

17 June 2020
In its third position paper the association underlines the rapidly growing demand for a programmable euro and recommends that Europe launch initiatives of its own. [ Read Article ]

Banking association President Zielke: Banks are needed to help solve the major crisis

23 April 2020
The newly elected President of the Association of German Banks, Martin Zielke, has praised the swift and decisive action of German policymakers in the coronavirus crisis. [ Read Article ]

Martin Zielke new banking association President

22 April 2020
Handover of office at the Association of German Banks: Martin Zielke, Chairman of the Board of Managing Directors of Commerzbank AG, was elected new President at today’s meeting of the association’s Board of Directors. [ Read Article ]

Peters takes a positive view of the package of measures adopted by European banking supervisors

12 March 2020
Association of German Banks President Hans-Walter Peters has described as positive above all the package of measures adopted today by European banking authorities in the fight against the coronavirus crisis. [ Read Article ]

President of the Association of German Banks calls for further measures to stabilise the economy

12 March 2020
In the face of the widening coronavirus crisis, Association of German Banks President Hans-Walter Peters has argued for concrete measures to stabilise the economy: “The private banks want to stand by their customers in the corona crisis and remain a ... [ Read Article ]

Ossig: “Negative interest rates hit banks and customers alike”

13 January 2020
“We welcome the ECB’s plan to review its monetary policy strategy this year,” said Chief Executive Christian Ossig at the association’s New Year press conference. [ Read Article ]

IMF/World Bank Annual Meetings: banking association president Peters sees no global recession

19 October 2019
The private banks are expecting global growth to slow down to around 3% in 2019. “That would be a good half a percentage point less than the average over the past five years and a marked slackening-off,” said Hans-Walter Peters, ... [ Read Article ]

Banks call for open markets in Europe

3 September 2019
Against the backdrop of the new European Commission, the private banks underline that a Europe-wide home market is more important to them than ever. [ Read Article ]


21 August 2019
GBIC stated against the backdrop of today’s announcement by the BaFin of transitional arrangements for the authentication of online card payments that banks have almost completed their preparations for the implementation of strong customer authentication through the use of the ... [ Read Article ]

Italian-German Dialogue on Financial Services: a 10-point agenda from FeBAF and DK

23 May 2019
The 10-point agenda was discussed today during the 4th round of the Italian-German Dialogue on Financial Services between the Italian Banking Insurance and Finance Federation (FeBAF, to whom 13 financial associations in Italy adhere) and the DK ( The German ... [ Read Article ]

German Banking Industry Committee: EU banking package major contribution to stabilising European financial sector

16 April 2019
The European Parliament today adopted the so-called ‘banking package’ broadly amending cornerstones of banking regulation. [ Read Article ]

Further relief needed for small and medium-sized banks in Europe

4 April 2019
The European banking associations of Austria, Croatia, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia find that for small and medium-sized banks, in particular, the high degree of financial regulation is extremely onerous and disproportionately costly. [ Read Article ]

Study shows negative impact of Basel IV

3 April 2019
A current study by the Association of German Banks shows that European banks are more heavily burdened by the Basel IV reform package than hitherto assumed. [ Read Article ]

GBIC: MiFID II is driving customers away from the capital markets

14 March 2019
The German Banking Industry Committee (GBIC) has studied the impact of the European Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II). [ Read Article ]

Krautscheid: Strengthen Europe’s constructive forces

27 February 2019
Around three months before the European elections, the private banks reiterate that more, not less, Europe is what’s needed. “We have at the moment a lot of construction sites in and around Europe. This makes it all the more important ... [ Read Article ]

The Association of German Banks welcomes progress on the risk reduction package

4 December 2018
Today in Brussels, EU finance ministers have reached agreement on major elements of the risk reduction package. Christian Ossig, Chief Executive of the Association of German Banks, welcomed the fact that negotiations had progressed more quickly than expected. [ Read Article ]

Krautscheid: We need more EU single market, not less

21 November 2018
The German private banks believe the European Union should push ahead more decisively with the single market for financial services after the elections in May 2019. “We need more and a better Europe, not a relapse into walled-off national markets,” ... [ Read Article ]

Italy shouldn’t jeopardise the credibility of the euro

5 November 2018
Hans-Walter Peters, president of the Association of German Banks, calls for a quick and firm change of course by the ECB. [ Read Article ]

Go-ahead for HSH Nordbank’s transition to Deposit Protection Fund

5 November 2018
“The solution that has now been found can serve as a blueprint for switches in future from other protection schemes to the Deposit Protection Fund”, said Hans-Walter Peters, the Association of German Banks’ president. [ Read Article ]

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