Positions

Latest position papers published by WSBI and ESBG. Responses to consultations and letters submitted to the European Commission an​d other po​​licymaking bodies appear in many of the published papers.​​



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The Proportionality Card: A needed part of EU regulatory framework​

How can the locally focused sa​vings and retail-banking model contribute to further growth in Europe? On the policy front, financial legislation should weave in the principle of proportionality. That…

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Sustainable finance: future focused action now

Regulatory actions in the financial sector must prioritize the completion and implementation of the regulation developed in the 2018 Sustainable Finance Action Plan and what is provided in the EU…

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WSBI statement on Covid-19

The financial industry faces an unprecedented challenge that may last for quite some time due to the coronavirus pandemic, states a letter for policymakers worldwide from savings and retail banking…

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Covid-19: European banking, insurance social partners statement 2

The European social partners in the financial services sector – UNI Europa Finance, the Banking Committee for European Social Affairs of the European Banking Federation (EBF BCESA), the European…

COVID-19: European banking, insurance social partners statement

We welcome both the decision to update the Supervisory Review and Evaluation Process (SREP) Guidelines and the overarching objectives to increase convergence of practices across the EU and to align…

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ESBG: Covid-19 statement

The following text is a letter sent today by ESBG to EU policymakers. The letter includes an annex with proposals to consider as they further address financial sector issues brought on by the…

​​​​​​​​​​​Financial Transaction Tax (FTT)​

The four social partners – EBF-BCESA, ESBG, EACB and UNI Europa Finance – have carried out a project funded by the European Commission in order to assess the impact that banking regulation has had on…

​​​​​​​​​​​ESBG and the European Sectoral Social Dialogue

Accomodative monetary policy creates disincentive to save, undermining savings and lending to the real economy – SMEs and households.​The European Central Bank's insistence to keep interest rates low…

​​​​​​​​Monetary Policy

Accomodative monetary policy creates disincentive to save, undermining savings and lending to the real economy – SMEs and households.​The European Central Bank's insistence to keep interest rates low…