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Today, WSBI and ESBG launched the August issue of their flagship publication "Financial News and Views". 

Filled with EU-focused content, the publication gives the floor to WSBI President Isidro Fainé, and takes a closer look at the potential of sustainable finance. Social commitment, one of the characteristics of WSBI and ESBG members is also discussed, and more in particular the social taxonomy. ESBG President Helmut Schleweis and various ESBG and WSBI members discuss the challenges and priorities for retail banking post covid. New WSBI-ESBG Managing Director Peter Simon talks about his first months in the job and shares his vision on the future of savings and retail banks.

Printed on an easy-to-read Berliner format, the publication is a quick and easy way to catch up with the current challenges of this important part of the financial sector. A PDF version is available, or you can order your paper copy (printed on 100% recycled paper) by sending an email with your postal address to editors@wsbi-esbg.org. ​​




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News & ​​​Views (replaced by Finacial News & Views since 2021)​​

A quarterly publication covering the latest news from the two associations as well as insight pieces from leaders in the savings and retail banking world. Special focus is placed on WSBI work on financial inclusion, innovation, sustainable finance, proportionality and better regulation.  ​In print or online, its written with WSBI-ESBG members and banking sector stakeholders in mind. ​

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Position Papers

Responses to consultations and letters submitted to the European Commission an​d other po​​licy​making bodies.​​ 

Covers public policy topics that affect savings and retail banking. A must-​read for policymakers, policy experts and stakeholders. 

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UPDATED 2020: European Financial Services: Serving all European citizens

ESBG member banks a make a substantial contribution to EU growth, stability and prosperity by weaving into the local and regional fabric, forming a major source of finance for people, households, SMEs and community institutions, says this new handbook. The 118-page document provides a quick introduction to financial regulation and the role that savings and retail banks play in the EU economy and overall society. It explains ESBG positions on a host of policy areas. ​

>> Read n​ow (.pdf)​​​​​​​ | >> Highlights​



 



UPDATED: ​​​​ESBG: Banking.Serving.Thriving.

​​A brochure first published by ESBG in 2016 and updated in 2019 that provides an overview of the social value of savings and retail banks. Banking. Serving. Thriving showcases the impact made by European savings and retail banks to boost the real economy ​while giving back to the communities they serve. ​​It gives policymakers and stakeholders a glimpse of how savings and retail banking play a special role in the EU economy and society. 

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 ​​UPDATED:​​ WSBI in Africa: Banking.Serving.Thriving.

VERSION FRANÇAISE​ : WSBI en Afrique : Banque. Service. Réussite. 

​Updated in 2020, this brochure provides an overview of the social value of savings and retail banks ​in Africa and showcases the impact made by savings and retail banks there to boost the real economy while giving back to the communities they serve. ​​It gives policymakers and stakeholders a glimpse of how savings and retail banking play a special role. 




 

  

UPDATED: ​WSBI in Asia-Pacific: Innovative. ​Inclusive. Responsible.​

Updated in 2020. this brochure​ showcases how savings and retail banks in the Asia region embrace modern technology and innovate to better serve their communities. ​​It gives policymakers and stakeholders a glimpse of how savings and retail banking play a special role. 


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​ UPDATED:​ WSBI in Latin America: BANCARIZANDO. SIRVIENDO. PROSPERANDO.

brochure first published by WSBI in 2017 and updated in 2020​ that provides an overview of the social value of savings and retail banks ​in Latin America and the Caribbean.  BANCARIZANDO. SIRVIENDO. PROSPERANDO. showcases the impact made by savings and retail banks in the region to boost the real economy while giving back to the communities they serve. ​​It gives policymakers and stakeholders a glimpse of how savings and retail banking play a special role. 

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WSBI-CYFI joint study on SchoolBank

 A study showing the power of financial education starting young via School Bank programme. The report describes the different models and approaches to SchoolBanking through the long tradition of activities carried out by WSBI members ​as well through CYFI’s current work in this area. Intended for policymakers and stakeholders, report conclusions and case studies demonstrate how SchoolBank is a proven way to inform and educate people at a young age about financial principles that they can carry with them throughout their lives.

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