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A digital platform to financially include farmers in Côte d’Ivoire

On the occasion of World Savings Day 2021, the Scale2Save programme of the World Savings and Retail Banking Institute (WSBI) highlights the work for financial inclusion it does with its partners in Africa.

TCB digitalizes savings groups to serve low-income women and youth

On the occasion of World Savings Day 2021, Tanzania Commercial Bank Plc (TCB), a WSBI member and learning partner of its programme for financial inclusion, Scale2Save, shared the experience of working with savings groups in rural areas.

WSBI Innovation Forum 2021 launched

BRUSSELS/BARCELONA, 29 September 2021 – The World Savings and Retail Banking Institute (WSBI) and CaixaBank are launching today the WSBI Innovation Forum 2021 ‘The horizon of banking (r)evolution’, a 3-day online event on the latest trends in the banking sector.

Maintaining customer and investor confidence during Covid

The Covid-19 pandemic is the latest crisis that is putting pressure on financial service providers (FSPs) globally. Lockdowns and regulatory moratoriums on loan repayments, together with a lower business activity are putting serious constraints on FSP's liquidity positions.

Banking sector calls for participation in development of EU e-ID Toolbox

BRUSSELS, 2 September 2021 – The European Credit Sector Associations (ECSAs), submitted joint feedback on 30 August to the European Commission’s initiative for an EU digital ID scheme for online transactions across the Member States.

ESBG welcomes EU Commission’s anti-money laundering Package

BRUSSELS, 20 July 2021 – The European Savings and Retail Banking Group (ESBG) welcomes the ambitious AML-CFT package announced today by the European Commission.

Assessment of SMEs’ Post-COVID Financial Health

Small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) have been hard hit by the ongoing COVID pandemic. This is especially the case in high employment sectors, such as tourism, hospitality, and leisure.

ECB and ESBG committed to a successful Digital Euro

BRUSSELS, 15 July 2021 – ESBG welcomes the decision of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) to launch the investigation phase of the digital euro project as announced by the Eurosystem. The investigation phase will last 24 months and will aim at addressing key issues concerning design and distribution.

ESBG supports efforts to increase uptake of instant payments

BRUSSELS, 6 July 2021 – ESBG submitted its response to the European Commission’s (EC) public consultation on Instant Payments on 23 June. The association representing over 800 savings and retail banks fully supports efforts to increase the uptake of instant payments and shares the view that SCT Inst scheme could facilitate stronger and more integrated homegrown pan-EU payment solutions.

GSB honoured with APEA for Corporate Excellence 2021

Brussels, 1 July - Government Savings Bank (GSB), WSBI’s member in Thailand, received the prestigious Asia Pacific Enterprise Awards (APEA) 2021 for ‘Corporate Excellence’ in the category of financial business on a virtual ceremony on 30 June.