The European Association of Co-operative Banks (EACB), in collaboration with its academic think-tank, is pleased to announce the publication of the Call for Papers containing the criteria for application, the selection procedure and the research topics for the Third edition of the Award. For further information, please click on READ MORE.Read more
The discussions at the level of the Basel Committee and the Task Force on Interest Rate Risk (TFIR) on potential regulatory steps concerning the treatment of interest rate risk in the banking book (IRRBB) and the capital requirement for credit spread risks (CSRBB) in the banking book are likely to have a significant impact especially on cooperative banks. It is of key importance to design a coherent regulatory framework and to avoid overlaps with other regulatory provisions (e.g. the Liquidity Coverage Ratio, the Fundamental Review of the Trading Book).
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European Association of Co-operative Banks' statement on the Financial Transaction Tax (FTT). For further information, please click on READ MORE.Read more Download PDF
EACB Press Release - Small and medium sized firms perform better in countries with a large number of co-operative banks - says new study published today by Bank of Finland
Brussels 28th August 2014- Bank of Finland, the Finnish central bank, has published today a new research on the relationship between bank type and small-business lending in post-transition countries. The results show that business lending to SME firms increases and reaches higher levels in counties with large numbers of local cooperative banks than in counties with large domestic banks or foreign-owned banks. For further information, please click on download PDF.Read more Download PDF