Always Up to Date: What is important now

ESBG stresses the need for timely assessment of loans with ESG-linked features in its letter to the IASB Chair

In the letter, the ESBG expresses concerns that the IASB’s deliberations on the first two topics (CLIs and electronic cash transfers) have not progressed as much
The WSBI World Congress in Delhi brought together WSBI and ESBG members and interested retail bankers to discuss topics that de​fine the future of the retail banking sector and address them to the worldwide policymaking community.

Payment Fintech:Quo Vadis?

ESBG Spotlight 6 December 2022 – Jan Vermeulen (NBB), Payment Fintech: Quo Vadis?

May you rest in peace, Wouter!

It is with great sadness that we have to announce you that our colleague and friend, Wouter De Win, passed away on 30 October, 2022 at the age of 58, surrounded by his loved ones.

ESBG welcomes EU Commission’s legislative proposal on instant payments

The European Savings and Retail Banking Group (ESBG) welcomes the European Commission’s legislative proposal on instant payments announced today. The ESBG hopes that the initiative will strengthen the efforts of savings and retail banks to make instant payments the new normal across the European Union.

ESBG and EACB congratulate EU Commission’s Expert Group on its Open Finance report

The European Savings and Retail Banking Group (ESBG) and the European Association of Co-operative Banks (EACB) congratulate the Expert Group on European financial data space of the European Commission on the finalisation of their Report on Open Finance, delivered today to EU Commissioner Mairead McGuinness. The report provides an overview on the modalities for data sharing and reuse based on a specific number of illustrative use cases and describes the key components of an open finance ecosystem in the EU.

Savings can make all the difference

Established on 31 October 1924 by the WSBI founding fathers as the ‘World Thrift Day’, the World Savings Day has been marked ever since.

Joint letter to Commissioner McGuiness on the EFRAG consultation regarding its first set of draft ESRSs

On 27 September, the ESBG, together with the European Banking Federation (EBF), the European Association of Co-operative Banks (EACB), Insurance Europe, Accountancy Europe,
Business Europe and European Issuers, has submitted a joint

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Promoting financial education among women and highlighting the need to focus a few more efforts in improving female financial literacy

Bank Asia Agent Banking: An Initiative to Reach the Unreached People for Better Financial Inclusion in Bangladesh

The European Savings and Retail Banking Group considers that the recent decision in some EU countries to impose new windfall taxes on the banking sector will further reduce the latter’s lending capacity to corporates and individuals, jeopardizing bank' ability to have a positive impact in the economy in the current challenging times.