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​Materials published by WSBI and ESBG

WSBI and ESBG publish on a regular basis periodicals and publications that highlight the latest topics of interest shared by the associations, their members and banking industry experts. Quarterly magazine News & Views​​ as well as position papers and brochures bring to life the savings and retail banking story. Publications aim to reach a readership that includes policymakers, policy experts and stakeholders.

 

Featured publication 

News & Views magazine: 21st century banking >>


 

The September 2017 edition of News & Views looks at forces shaping savings & retail banking in the 21st century. It also provides a recap of the annual Retail Banking Conference and provides insight from WSBI and ESBG members in Spain and Sweden as well as an update of member activities in Asia. Read more >>


 

 

 
 


 

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Publications from WSBI-ESBG​


News & Views​​


 

A quarterly publication covering the latest news from the assocations as well as insight pieces from leaders in the savings and retail banking world. Special focus is placed on WSBI programmes including financial inclusion, innovation and proportionality and better regulation. It is distributed in print form to individuals and organisations from the financial sector in more than 80 countries including all WSBI and ESBG members. ​>> See more


 


 

Position Papers


 

Latest position papers published by WSBI and ESBG. Papers include responses to consultations and letters submitted to the European Commission an​d other po​​licymaking bodies appear.​​ A deeper look into policy positions taken by WSBI and ESBG on a host of issues related to public policy that affects the savings and retail banking model. A must read for policymakers, policy experts and stakeholders. ​>> See more



 

Perspectives

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Published from 1997 to 2013, the Perspectives series contains research papers on economic, legal and marketing-oriented topics, as well as on microcredit and microfinance. Most editions of the publication are available as a .pdf via the search box below. Printed copies is still available for the most recent issues.​ >> See more


 

 

 
 

Research Papers


 

WSBI and ESBG publish on a regular basis research papers on specific topics. Subjects covered include financial inclusion, WSBI's doubling savings account programme, microcredit, access to finance, social dividend, proximity, sustainability, mobile banking, agent banking, affordability. >> See more

    

ESBG brochures

ESBG Policy Perspectives 20​16-2017


 

Savings and retail banking: A unique, locally driven model that helps unleash real economy growth and create jobs. Available in four languages, it provides an overview of policy positions taken by savings and retail banks in Europe that relate to EU policy. An ideal first read for policymakers and stakeholders. ​>> See more


 


 

​​​ESBG: Banking.Serving.Thriving.


 

brochure published by ESBG in 2016 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. >> See more

 

 

​WSBI brochures

WSBI-CYFI joint study on SchoolBank


 

​Recent 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. >> See more


 
 

WSBI G20 institutional positions

 

​The latest set of institutional positions from WSBI related to G20 policy areas. The eight-page document calls on G20 policymakers to recognise and encourage the role played by savings and retail banks in the real economy and to ensure appropriate regulation for better economic growth. >> See more