Highlights 2012

2012 was another busy year for the European Banking Federation. The regulatory agenda escalated, making it even more necessary to call on the Federation’s expertise to advocate and explain the banking sector’s point of view in many fora.

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Upcoming Events 2013

 June 2013 18-20 June 2013  -  NEMA 25-26 June 2013  -  20th Anual ECS 2013, European Clearing & Settlement    September 2013 9-11 September 2013 – 17th Anual Capital Optimisation, Marcus Evans

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CRD4 Enews


  The European Commission has called for a quick finalisation of the proposals on the Capital Requirements Directive (CRD IV) and the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR) which also cover the single rulebook for banks’ financial services. The single rulebook sets out to harmonise fully the different regulatory standards across the European Union. The European Banking [...]

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Financial Transaction Tax Challenges the Principles of the Single Market

  On 14 February the European Commission adopted the (revised) proposal for a Financial Transaction Tax (FTT). The controversial tax would be implemented by 11 Member States (Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Austria, Portugal, Belgium, Slovakia, Slovenia, Greece and Estonia) under a so-called enhanced cooperation procedure. It is expected to rake in yearly revenues of EUR [...]

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The looming challenges of FATCA

  European banks are bracing themselves for the United States’ FATCA (Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act). At a conference staged in Rome on 1 February by the European Banking Federation (EBF),  hosted by the Italian Banking Association, practitioners and experts of the banking sector from Europe and the United States gathered with representatives of national [...]

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