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ESBG releases new policy-focused booklet

ESBG releases new policy-focused booklet

​ESBG Policy Perspectives 2016-2017 publication themed: "Savings and retail banking: A unique, locally driven model that helps unleash real economy growth and create jobs”. Now available in four languages.


>> Read the ESBG Policy Perspectives 2016-2017​  EN | FR DE | ES







Updated: 28 APril 2017 [Includes mention of new editions available in French, German and Spannish]


​​​​​​​​​​BRUSSELS, 29 November 2016 – The ESBG published today a new publication to help share policy positions of savings and retail banks with policymakers and stakeholders. 

Titled ESBG Policy Perspectives 2016-2017​, the 10-page document focuses on the overarching theme: “Savings and retail banking: A unique, locally driven model that helps unleash real economy growth and create jobs”. With an introduction by ESBG President Isidro Fainé and Managing Director Chris De Noose, the booklet contains six policy-focused sections on main policy areas: Local banking: Banking on diversity; Local banking: Responsible approach; Better regulation: Proportionality mindset; 21st century banking: riding the digital wave, adapting to customer needs; Financing SMEs: real jobs, real growth; Low and negative interest rates: the “big chill”. 

Approved last week at the ESBG board meeting in Madrid, ESBG Policy Perspectives 2016-2017 is the outgrowth of ideas discussed at the ESBG President’s Committee held in June and reflects feedback of ESBG members since then. An open letter to policymakers will accompany the brochure, outlining the basic themes contained in the booklet. ESBG plans to translate the brochure into​​ several languages. 

Update: As of 28 April 2017, the booklet is now available in four languages: English, French, German and Spannish​




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