Helping member banks thrive, innovate and reach financial access pledge
WSBI and ESBG have a vast stock of knowledge. That know-how is shared in ways created to give members access to a global network of retail banking experts. Training and consultancy services as well as member regional groups broadcast WSBI leading-edge expertise in capacity-building. By sharing experience and exchanging best practices, innovation thrives and time to market shortens, helping WSBI honour its commitment to the World Bank Group's Universal Financial Access (UFA) goal.
Consultancy and Training
Training and consultancy services from WSBI-ESBG help better transfer knowledge and experience to retail banks and banking sectors worldwide. Special focus is placed on financial inclusion. For more than two decades, WSBI has developed into a leading provider in financial sector development project work in more than 70 countries with industry leading consultants from close to 50 countries. Capacity building is an important part of WSBI training and consultancy. We help banks impove product design, strategy as well as skills development. Services are provided in various areas of expertise to savings and retail banking sectors, regulated microfinance institutions, central banks and regulatory authorities, and multilateral institutions.
>> WSBI Making Small Scale Savings Work program | >> WSBI Training programmes
>> WSBI Doubling Savings Account programme | Final report in English | French | Spanish
Committed to knowledge sharing to build a financially inclusive society, platforms help boost outreach by member banks in both developing and transition economies that help provide greater access to financial services. Aimed at all categories of society and at local level, focus is placed predominantly on ways to reach out to poor and low-income households as well as small-scale entrepreneurs. A pledge to financial inclusion is outlined in WSBI positions to G20 leaders and in its commitment to World Bank Group's Universal Financial Access goal. Financial inclusion projects tackle product accessibility and affordability as well as ways to get closer to clients through proximity networks in both remote and underserved areas.
>> WSBI committed to Universal Financial Access goal
>> Financial inclusion efforts by WSBI-ESBG members
>> WSBI Making Small Scale Savings Work program
WSBI-ESBG promote financial education to help boost social and economic inclusion. The associations and their members recognise the importance of promoting financial education for all citizens worldwide and continue to carry out initiatives to not only to prevent social and economic exclusion, but also to contribute to the commitment of providing citizens with a better knowledge of financial issues to help people make better-informed choices. WSBI-ESBG thinks that financial education should be provided to everyone and at all ages.
>> WSBI commits to Universal Financial Access goal>> European Stock Market Learning, an initiative coordinated by ESBG
>> WSBI-ESBG financial education efforts
>> Review of the 2006 Framework of Key Competences for Lifelong Learning
>> SchoolBank Study: Tackling the financial inclusion challenge in the classroom
Knowledge sharing within regional groups boosts their business development efforts. Convened by WSBI consultancy and training experts, often on the sidelines of other WSBI regional meetings and the World Congress, workshops aim to promote members' best practices, to transfer the knowledge among members while fostering regional cooperation – members helping members. Topics address areas such as innovation and digitisation, financial inclusion, and financing micro-, small- and medium-sized businesses.
Work done at this level help WSBI members reach numerical commitments to the World Bank Group Universal Financial Access 2020 Programme outlined in the WSBI-published Marrakech and Washington declarations.
>> WSBI Regional Groups
>> Workshop: Making Small Savings Work
>> WSBI-ESBG Innovation and Digitisation Hub