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26Sep
2014

EACB publishes its Contribution to the discussion on Interest Rate Risk in the Banking Book (IRRBB)

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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09Sep
2014

EACB Press Release: EACB statement on the Financial Transaction Tax (FTT)

European Association of Co-operative Banks' statement on the Financial Transaction Tax (FTT). For further information, please click on READ MORE.

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28Aug
2014

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.

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REGISTRATION CLOSED-EACB Lunch debate on Co-operative Banks, 7th October, Québec

In the framework of the International Summit of Co-operatives 2014, the European Association of Co-operative Banks (EACB) is organising a lunch debate in Québec City on 7th October. For further information about this event (programme, point of contact, etc) please click on READ MORE.

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International Summit of Co-operatives 2014 Québec

Following the great success of the first International Summit of Co-operatives in 2012, Desjardins Group will organise a second  edition of the Summit from the 6th to the 9th of October 2014 in Quebec. In this context,  the EACB is proud to be again a partner of the International Summit of Co-operatives 2014. For more information about this event, please click on READ MORE.

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Third Edition of the EACB Award for Young Researchers on Co-operative Banks is launched!

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.

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BANKING UNION : The new milestone for European Economic and Monetary Union

In 2012 the Member States agreed to a historical step of creating a Banking Union.  Its foundation is the new regulatory framework with common rules for banks in all 28 Member States, the single rulebook. A single supervisory and single resolution framework will ensure common implementation of those rules in the Eurozone (18 countries). For more information, click on READ MORE.

 

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READ the papers of the EACB Young Researchers Award WINNERS 2014!

The European Association of Co-operative Banks (EACB), in collaboration with its academic think-tank, is pleased to present the winners of the Second EACB Award for Young Researchers on Co-operative Banks. For the full papers of the winners, the call for papers and details about the competition please click on READ MORE.

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March 2014-Roadmap for Co-operative Banks-An Approach that balances Regulation and Stimulation of Local Growth

In light of the European elections and the new mandates of the EU Institutions (2014-2019) starting this year, the European Association of Co-operative Banks (EACB) has drawn up a Roadmap of the Co-operative Banks’ concerns and expectations, for an approach that balances regulation and stimulation of local growth. For the full document, please click on READ MORE.

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