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 Fourth edition of the EACB Young Researchers Award. For further information, please click on READ MORE.Read more
The Members of European Association of Co-operative Banks (EACB) welcome this EBA exercise aiming to collect input and foster discussions on a key measure of the CRR such as the SME Supporting Factor (SF) as provided by Art. 501 CRR.
Accessing capital and funding is a key factor for SMEs and essential to put them in the conditions to contribute to the economic recovery and the creation of jobs across Europe. Restrictions to the availability of capital and funding may impede SME growth. SMEs need to be enabled to perform necessary investments to adopt new technologies, equipment and processes that will increase their competitiveness.
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The European Association of Co-operative Banks (EACB) welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the discussion around the review of EMIR. Bearing in mind the revolution that EMIR has caused to the derivatives markets and that it is one of the first regulations with a massive amount of delegated regulations drafted by ESMA (or other European supervisory authorities) we believe that a more in-depth analysis of EMIR and its implications is indeed a timely exercise.
One of the biggest problems for our smaller members is the difficulty in accessing CCPs, while other requirements have proven to be too costly and burdensome. We believe that more simple procedures could be envisaged.
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The Desjardins Group , Canadian Member of the European Association of Co-operative Banks ( EACB), has been awarded the prize for Co-operative of the Year, which rewards a co‐operative or mutual for their contribution to the co‐operative and mutualist movement in Canada and/or internationally. The Desjardins Group has been chosen thanks to its commitment to establishing the International Summit of Co-operatives.
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