Retail Banking Starts with Consumer Needs

The European banking market has witnessed unprecedented turmoil in recent years and is facing one of the biggest periods of change in decades. In this context, restoring customer confidence and placing consumer needs at the centre of financial services has become one of the main priorities of banks. Retail banking, because of its direct link [...]

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Big data, a new reality for banks

The world generates 1.7 million billion bytes of data per minute. “Now is the time to take full benefit of it by using it to transform society, generate new opportunities and make services more transparent, efficient and personalised,” said Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda in May 2014. While [...]

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Financial integration report highlights EU fragmentation

 Financial integration is extremely important to the EU economy given that a well-integrated financial system: facilitates the smooth implementation of monetary policy, and the balanced transmission of its effects throughout the Euro Area; contributes to financial stability by creating larger, more liquid and competitive markets offering increased possibilities for financing and risk diversification; promotes the [...]

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All you need to know about the European elections

From 22 to 25 May 2014, over 170 million Europeans elected their 751 representatives at the European Parliament (EP). It was the 8th parliamentary election since the first direct elections in 1979, and the first in which the pan-European political parties fielded candidates for president of the Commission. The European People’s Party (EPP) obtained 221 [...]

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