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WSBI supports International Day of Family Remittances

Brussels, 16 June - WSBI supports the 2021 Global Forum on Remittances, Investment and Development. This virtual Summit will focus on the role of remittances to strengthen market recovery amidst the current global pandemic, and to improve the resilience of migrant workers and the communities where they live. In particular, the Summit will seek to share and analyze practical strategies and mechanisms related to digital and financial inclusion of migrants and their families.

ESBG’s Head of Payments appointed as member of EU Commission Expert Group

BRUSSELS, 1 June 2021 - The European Savings and Retail Banking Group (ESBG)’s Head of Payments and Innovation, Diederik Bruggink, 52, has been appointed as member of the European Commission’s Payment Systems Market Expert Group (PSMEG) from now until the end of 2025. Mr Bruggink was also part of this influential group between 2017 and 2021.

​DORA should not increase operational and financial burden for ESBG members and their clients

BRUSSELS, 9 April 2021​​ – Banks have been among the first companies to install computers and create large data centres. This has contributed to the efficiency of their role of financing the economic activity and intermediating between savers and borrowers.

ESBG stresses economic impact of data flows outside European Union

BRUSSELS, 22 December 2020 –​ ESBG, together with 17 other European associations recently signed a joint statement on the European Data Protection Board supplementary measures.

ESBG statement on dividends

ESBG appreciates the broad and open public debate, which took place over the past months, on banks’ dividends distribution, and we were pleased to see that the ECB recommended a less restricting approach earlier this week. This underlines once again that European banks are solid. We also welcome the review clause, which indicates that the path towards “normalisation” can possibly be continued next year.

ESBG statement: EU Commission NPL action plan

​ESBG appreciates strongly the active approach contained within the Action Plan on Non-Performing Loans (NPLs) published today by the European Commission and the tools it contains to manage NPLs. We see a lot of good ideas within the plan that arrives when Europe’s economy and people struggle.

ESBG statement: EU Commission NPL action plan

BRUSSELS, 14 December 2020 – ESBG submitted today its response to the European Banking Authority consultation paper on the draft revised guidelines on major incident reporting under PSD2.

Irrevocable Payment Commitments

​ESBG pushes for increase of irrevocable payment commitments share in EU Single Resolution Fund ex-ante contributions

Kenya member, WSBI sign MoU

The Nairobi-based institution, also known as Postbank will take part in the Mastercard Foundation-supported program by launching a “Bank in A Bag" concept and

In focus: Customer centric banking

More than 40 banking experts from banks and organisations focused on Africa convened from 19-21 March to discuss how African banking can better