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News & Views: Q1 2020

Measures taken by WSBI-ESBG members help mitigate effects of Covid-19 on local economies, the latest News & Views highlights. They have helped serve people in communities, supporting households, SMEs and prote cting business continuity and ramping up digital channels to connect better. >> See the .pdf version

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Stay at home: WSBI-ESBG's Chris De Noose on Covid-19
Now more than ever: Savings and retails banks help people weather coronavirus storm
WSBI statement on Covid-19 | ESBG statement
Women matter: Savings groups in Côte d'Ivoire | Profile on Bank Asia in Bangladesh 




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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 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

WSBI-ESBG 's latest position papers include responses to consultations and letters submitted to the European Commission an​d other po​​licymaking bodies.​​ Covers 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. 

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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 85-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. ​

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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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 ​WSBI in Africa: Banking.Serving.Thriving.

brochure that provides an overview of the social value of savings and retail banks ​in Africa. Banking.Serving.Thriving. 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. 




 

  

WSBI in Asia-Pacific: Banking.Serving.Thriving.

​​A WSBI brochure WSBI explores the social value of savings and retail banks ​in the Asia-Pacific region. Unveiled in 2018, Banking.Serving.Thriving. 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. 


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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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