About: banking regulation

Economy & Jobs 04-10-2018

BNP Paribas: A rudderless juggernaut?

In a thorough and critical documentary, two filmmakers raise questions about the disproportionate power of BNP Paribas, one of Europe’s largest banks. The documentary is a case study calling into question the credibility of European banking regulation. EURACTIV France reports.
Banking union 04-10-2018

Estonia admits over €1 trillion were laundered in the country in 2008-2017

Banks doing business in Estonia, which has been at the centre of a money-laundering scandal involving Danske Bank, handled more than $1 trillion in cross-border flows between 2008 and 2017, according to the country's central bank.
Banking union 01-10-2018

Money launderers are taking EU to the cleaners, experts say

EU nations may boast the world's most stringent anti-money laundering rules, but recent scandals show that criminals are good at exploiting the bloc's Achilles' heel: a patent lack of coordination.
Future EU 20-03-2018

Friction between France and Germany over En Marche’s European ambitions

In the run-up to a European council on the revival of the European project, the increasingly direct political rivalry between En Marche and the CDU make the exchange between France and Germany difficult.
Brexit 23-02-2018

Bulgarian presidency seeks to ease new rules on foreign banks

The European Union has been urged by its Bulgarian presidency to ease proposed new regulations on foreign banks within the block to bring them in line with US requirements, EU documents showed yesterday (22 February).
Economy & Jobs 04-07-2017

Regulating finance: What future for Europe after the US elections?

Efforts to strengthen risk management in the banking and insurance sector were stepped up in the wake of the 2008 financial crash.
Euro & Finance 21-11-2016

ECB chief outlines three risks still facing Eurozone recovery

The profitability of European banks, weak inflation and the recovery's dependence on accommodating monetary policy are the three immediate risks facing the Eurozone, Mario Draghi has said. EURACTIV’s partner Milano Finanza reports.
Euro & Finance 31-10-2016

The EU needs London’s financial wizardry

As a result of the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the EU, its position as the continent’s main financial hub has been called into question. But downgrading London’s status could decrease the EU’s share of global trade even further, warns Philip Geddes.
Energy 15-06-2016

Homeowners offered cheaper mortgages in return for energy efficiency renovations

EXCLUSIVE / Homeowners will qualify for reduced repayment rates on their mortgages if they undertake energy efficiency renovations, and lower interest rates on loans to pay for them, under “pioneering” plans being drawn up by lenders for consideration by EU and global regulators.
Global Europe 11-02-2016

EU, US strike deal to avoid disrupting derivatives market

The European Union and the United States agreed yesterday (10 February) to accept each other's derivatives rules in a long-awaited step to avoid splitting the $550 trillion market.
Euro & Finance 10-09-2015

ECB accuses Germany of obstructing supervisory role

The European Central Bank has criticised a draft German law relating to the management and regulation of the banking sector. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Euro & Finance 17-07-2015

Czech bankers fear EU bail-in rules’ impact

New EU rules that will force losses on big depositors and bondholders over the heads of national regulators could detstabilize banks in some countries and pose a systemic risk at the European level, Czech bankers have warned. EURACTIV Czech Republic reports.
Euro & Finance 04-02-2015

Lawmakers fail EU plans to split up large banks

Deep divisions between political groups in the European Parliament are set to sink reforms aimed at preventing banks from being “too big to fail”, a key political objective following the 2008 financial crisis.
Euro & Finance 07-01-2015

EU lawmaker seeks to dilute bank trading reform

Draft European Union rules forcing banks to isolate their risky trading activities should be eased to take national measures into account and avoid harming markets, an EU document written by a senior lawmaker has proposed.
Euro & Finance 05-12-2014

EU may scrap plan to separate bank trading activities

The European Union may ditch plans to force banks to keep high-risk trading activities separate from their main businesses because of opposition from some member states.
Euro & Finance 24-11-2014

French, British banks press EU to revise bank reform plans

French and British banks are urging the European Commission to reconsider plans to isolate high-risk trading activities at big banks, warning the move could discourage lending to struggling economies.
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Economy & Jobs 24-11-2014

Banking For The Future – 2014 EBF Annual Conference

The annual conference of the European Banking Federation is a landmark Brussels event discussing key developments in the European banking sector. The conference brings together chief executives from leading European banks with EU-level regulators, policy-makers, and other stakeholders in Europe’s economy at large.
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Brexit 17-06-2014

UK exemption from EU bank rules ‘illegal’, lawyers say

Exempting Britain's banks from planned European Union rules to curb risky trading would be illegal, the bloc's lawyers said on Monday (16 June) in a legal opinion that marks another setback for UK attempts to limit Brussels' influence on the City.
Euro & Finance 03-06-2014

Banking sector’s contribution to growth ‘nil or negative’, EU advisors say

Europe's banking sector is bloated and takes at least as much out of the economy as it adds, academic advisers to Europe's early warning financial risk body said in a report published on Monday.
Euro & Finance 16-05-2014

Greens vow to push for bank ring-fence after EU elections

SPECIAL REPORT / The European Greens will push for a compulsory ring-fence between banks' riskier investment banking and retail activities, such as mortgages and lending to small businesses, after the European elections.
Euro & Finance 19-10-2012

EU summit deal aims for full ‘banking union’ in 2014

European Union leaders have agreed plans to complete the European banking union by January 2014, after the general elections in Germany. The concession was made to Angela Merkel who argued for "quality" over "speed" in putting in place the new supervisory system.
Euro & Finance 31-08-2012

Brussels wants all eurozone banks under ECB watch

The European Commission plans to give the European Central Bank (ECB) oversight of all banks in the eurozone from 2014, said Michel Barnier, in charge of the internal market at the EU executive.
Euro & Finance 07-09-2011

Bad Timing for CRD 4

The immediate implementation by the European Union of the Basel Committee's recommendations for international financial regulation would put significant strain on Europe's banks and aggravate the current climate of economic insecurity, argues Marie-France Baud of Confrontations Europe, a think-tank.

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