​​​WSBI savings, retail banking sector leaders meet in Istanbul

>> WSBI board hold two-day Istanbul meetings.

>> At invitation of Aktif Bank, Banka Kombetare Tregtare (BKT), an affiliate of Çalık Holding –​ Albania's largest bank. ​

>> Issue first set of WSBI positions to be shared with Turkish finance minister, central bank governor. 


​​​​​​​​ISTAMBUL, 16 April 2015 – Executives and high-level representatives of 30 savings and retail banks from 20 countries met today in Turkey in view of the current Turkish G20 presidency to issue a first set of WSBI positions to be shared with the Turkish finance minister and central bank governor. 

WSBI, which reunites some 6,000 financial institutions worldwide, is indeed following with great interest the current economic and financial reforms taking place around the world under the auspices of the G20 and has taken note of the ambitious agenda under the Turkish Presidency. 

At their two-day meeting that starts today, WSBI board members stressed once more that they are keen to participate in the development of plans on promoting inclusive and robust growth through collective action. At the same time, WSBI and its members are calling for a level playing field and proportionate regulation to allow WSBI members to continue to play their important role in providing financial access in a sustainable manner to broad segments of the population worldwide and to financing the real economy. 

>> Find a summary of the WSBI Institutional Positions and the detailed Position paper here

​>> For a report of the meeting, follow this link .