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ESBG keeps a close eye on prudential treatment of crypto assets

On 30 September 2022, ESBG responded to the second public consultation of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) on...

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

End Term Evaluation of the Scale2Save Programme

Scale2Save Programme created a lasting Legacy: 1.3 million more low-income women, farmers and youth are
financially included on the African continent

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

Different Strokes for Different Folks

A Customer Onboarding Comparative Analysis. This case study sets out, ab initio, to validate the dynamic nature of customer targeting and acquisition
and the varying degrees of success that accompany each tactical approach.

Savings and Retail Banking in Africa 2022

New 2022: WSBI survey of Financial Inclusion for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises

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.

New taxes on banks can affect economic growth

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.

What constitutes a viable business model for small scale savings?

The resulting poor customer experience gives rise to very high incidences of dormancy and inactivity in account usage. This represents a significant drain on bank costs and undermines potentially sustainable business cases in delivering accessible financial services to these segments.