Positions

Latest position papers published by WSBI and ESBG. Responses to consultations and letters submitted to the European Commission an​d other po​​licymaking bodies appear in many of the published papers.​​



An opportunity for the banking sector to work with informal savings groups in Morocco

Tontine, an ancestral practice, is tending to modernize thanks to digital technology.

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State Aid rules for banks in difficulty

The European Savings and Retail Banking Group (ESBG) welcomes the initiative of the European Commission to launch a targeted consultation aiming at reviewing the State Aid rules for banks in difficulty.

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International Sustainability Standards Board consultation on Sustainability Disclosures

The International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) has been established at COP26 with the purpose of developing a comprehensive global baseline of sustainability disclosures for the capital markets. The purpose of the consultation is to develop a comprehensive global baseline of sustainability disclosures designed to meet the information needs of investors in assessing enterprise value.

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Leading and managing change to reach low-income savers in Nigeria

Leading and managing change to reach low-income savers in Nigeria

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Unpacking the customer through demand side data

WSBI’s Scale2Save programme launched the sixth case study of its Savings and Retail Banking in Africa research series. This publication Unpacking the customer through demand side data gives examples of financial service providers who have used public data to develop customer-centric products and services for low-income customers.

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For a single market for data to push growth and innovation

A European approach to data is essential to ensure competitiveness, avoid fragmentation, benefit from an effect of scale and guard against windfall effects from which certain non-European players could benefit.

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PSD2 review must seek fair distribution of value and risk among all market participants

ESBG submitted its response to the European Commission (EC)’s targeted consultation on the review of the revised payment services Directive (PSD2) on 15 July. In it, ESBG and its members stated that the core principle of PSD2 – access to data free of charge – did not foster the best outcome and that the PSD2 implementation has been a highly complicated and costly process for the whole market.

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Number of unbanked adult EU citizens more than halved in the last four years

The World Savings and Retail Banking Institute (WSBI) called today on policymakers for the harmonisation of taxonomies on sustainable finance. At the end of the 26th WSBI World Congress, the association’s members approved the Paris Declaration which detailed the call to policymakers.

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26th edition of SPOTLIGHT : Hello, itsme® you’re looking for ?

Online Event |
26 August, 14:00 PM CET | 2022

26th edition of SPOTLIGHT : Hello, itsme® you’re looking for ?

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An opportunity for the banking sector to work with informal savings groups in Morocco

Tontine, an ancestral practice, is tending to modernize thanks to digital technology.

Read More

State Aid rules for banks in difficulty

The European Savings and Retail Banking Group (ESBG) welcomes the initiative of the European Commission to launch a targeted consultation aiming at reviewing the State Aid rules for banks in difficulty.

Read More

International Sustainability Standards Board consultation on Sustainability Disclosures

The International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) has been established at COP26 with the purpose of developing a comprehensive global baseline of sustainability disclosures for the capital markets. The purpose of the consultation is to develop a comprehensive global baseline of sustainability disclosures designed to meet the information needs of investors in assessing enterprise value.

Read More

Leading and managing change to reach low-income savers in Nigeria

Leading and managing change to reach low-income savers in Nigeria

Read More

Unpacking the customer through demand side data

WSBI’s Scale2Save programme launched the sixth case study of its Savings and Retail Banking in Africa research series. This publication Unpacking the customer through demand side data gives examples of financial service providers who have used public data to develop customer-centric products and services for low-income customers.

Read More

For a single market for data to push growth and innovation

A European approach to data is essential to ensure competitiveness, avoid fragmentation, benefit from an effect of scale and guard against windfall effects from which certain non-European players could benefit.

Read More

PSD2 review must seek fair distribution of value and risk among all market participants

ESBG submitted its response to the European Commission (EC)’s targeted consultation on the review of the revised payment services Directive (PSD2) on 15 July. In it, ESBG and its members stated that the core principle of PSD2 – access to data free of charge – did not foster the best outcome and that the PSD2 implementation has been a highly complicated and costly process for the whole market.

Read More

Number of unbanked adult EU citizens more than halved in the last four years

The World Savings and Retail Banking Institute (WSBI) called today on policymakers for the harmonisation of taxonomies on sustainable finance. At the end of the 26th WSBI World Congress, the association’s members approved the Paris Declaration which detailed the call to policymakers.

Read More

26th edition of SPOTLIGHT : Hello, itsme® you’re looking for ?

Online Event |
26 August, 14:00 PM CET | 2022

26th edition of SPOTLIGHT : Hello, itsme® you’re looking for ?

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