2015 World Congress: Reference Documents​


ThU.S. Capitol was the center of the savings and retail banking world during the 24th World Congress of Savings and Retail Banks on 24-25 September 2015. 

More than 400 retail and savings banking leaders from around the globe met in Washington with policymakers and technology experts to learn more about how digitalization boosts main street banking.

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

World Congress Declaration

WSBI Washington Declaration
Taking the digital path, keeping a human touch.
WSBI, IFC and the IBRD and IDA signed on 23 September 2015 at WSBI Board and General Assembly​ in Washington

Press releases
New President's Committee also announced during World Congress in Washington​

WSBI members take digital path while keeping human touch
Savings and retail banking trade body releases Washington Declaration that focuses on digitalisation, members commit to 400 million more accounts to help reach World Bank Universal Financial Access Goal

World Bank, WSBI form strategic partnership to achieve Universal Financial Access Goal
WSBI members pledge to add 400 million accounts, reach 1.7 billion customers by 2020

WSBI World Congress explores banking digitalisation
More than 400 banking leaders from around the globe descended on Washington for the two-day event

WSBI members to focus on opportunities, challenges digitalisation brings
Policymakers, regulators must provide regulatory environment that helps boost innovation

“Main Street Banking in a Digitized World”

Caixa chairman, CECA president address to WSBI World Congress, explores how savings and retail bank sector can thrive as they face a crucial moment

Speech by Camden Fine, President and CEO of Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA)

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren address savings, retail banking congress in Washington D.C. on September 24

WSBI Managing Director Chris De Noose outlines what it means in closing remarks

Closing remarks by WSBI President Heinich Haasis provide vision for a digital agenda