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Retail Banking Conference 2016: A look back

Retail Banking Conference 2016: A look back

This year's ESBG Retail Banking Conference took place on Wednesday 16 March 2016 at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, in Brussels.

The one-day conference showcased the strength and the vitality of retail banking and highlighted its specificities and needs in the heart of European rule-making. Under the title of: « Better Regulation for Growth and Jobs », the event looked at how policy needs to balance costs and benefits of regulation as well as catch up with digitisation. 

Among others, the following topics were discussed during the conference: Proportionality for local banks in the context of Capital Markets Union, the change of our business model caused by new ways of doing banking in this new are of innovation and digitisation and the influence of the economic context on retail banking business.  


Below is a set of links to reference documents from the event, including press releases and speeches. 


​Event programme

>> See the full programme


Press release

Speaker biographies

>> See the biographies of the speakers

​Twitter feed

>>See #RBC2016 tweets

Voting poll results

>> See the results of the interactive audience voting poll

>> See the videos of the keynote speeches and the various panels of the conference​​


Proportionality; Regulation; Innovation; Digitalisation; Payment instruments; Communication - institutional & commercial