About ESBG​​​

​The European Savings and Retail Banking Group, or ESBG, brings togeth​er savings and retail banks of the European Union and European Economic Area that believe in a common identity for European policies. 

​Supporting a single market, subsidiarity

ESBG members​ support the development of a single market for Europe that adheres to the principle of subsidiarity, whereby the European Union only acts when individual Member States cannot sufficiently do so. 

Advocating for a diverse banking sector

Pluralism and diversity in the European banking sector safeguard the market against shocks that arise from time to time, whether caused by internal or external forces. Members seek to defend the European social and economic model that combines economic growth with high living standards and good working conditions. 

Forming positions on regulation

ESBG members come together to agree on and promote common positions on relevant matters of a regulatory or supervisory nature.​​​

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