WSBI

The World Savings and Retail Banking Institute

Connecting, representing and advising savings and retail banks around the world

The World Savings and Retail Banking Institute helps savings and retail banks around the world to thrive.

Founded in 1924, WSBI brings together savings and retail banks from 64 countries, representing savings and retail banks worldwide. WSBI focuses on international regulatory issues that affect the savings and retail banking industry and provides a platform for knowledge exchange between member banks. Its aim is to achieve sustainable, inclusive, and balanced growth and job creation. Supporting a diversified range of financial services to meet customer needs, WSBI favors an inclusive form of globalization that is just and fair. It supports international efforts to advance financial access and financial usage for everyone. WSBI recognizes that there are always lessons to be learned from savings and retail banks from different environments and economic circumstances. It, therefore, fosters the exchange of experience and best practices among its members and supports their advancement as sound, well-governed, and inclusive financial institutions.

63

COUNTRIES

6,760

SAVINGS AND RETAIL BANKS

16Trillion

ASSETS

65

COUNTRIES

88

MEMBERS

5

CONTINENTS

1.7

BILLION CUSTOMERS

WSBI focuses on international regulatory issues that affect the savings and retail banking industry.

Founded in 1924, ​WSBI focuses on issues of global importance affecting the banking industry. It supports the aims of the G20 in achieving sustainable, inclusive, and balanced growth and job creation around the world, whether in industrialized or less developed countries.

​WSBI represents the interests of its members towards international policy makers and standard setters on the main regulatory and other issues that shape international retail banking policy​. They also promote a vision for a pluralistic banking model and an enabling environment for financial inclusion. WSBI has the additional role of bringing together members to exchange knowledge through meetings at international and international level as well as technology platforms.

Favoring an inclusive form of globalization that is just and fair, WSBI supports international efforts to advance financial access and financial usage for everyone. WSBI supports the aims of the G20 in achieving sustainable, inclusive, and balanced growth and job creation around the world, whether in industrialized or less developed countries.

WSBI also supports a diversified range of financial services that responsibly meet customers’ transaction, saving, and borrowing needs. To these ends, WSBI recognizes that there are always lessons to be learned from savings and retail banks from different environments and economic circumstances. It, therefore, fosters the exchange of experience and best practices among its members and supports their advancement as sound, well-governed, and inclusive financial institutions.

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SCALE2SAVE

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micro savings, maximum impact

A partnership between Mastercard Foundation and WSBI

A six-year partnership with the Mastercard Foundation and WSBI, Scale2Save is a programme to establish the viability of low-balance savings accounts and to understand the extent to which savings allow vulnerable people to boost their financial resilience and wellbeing.

Scale2Save