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April 16, 2021

Institutional protection schemes in Europe publish joint declaration in support of a strong banking union

The institutional protection schemes in the banking sector in Austria, Germany, Italy, Poland, and Spain have published a joint declaration on their role within a strong banking union. By making this declaration, the institutional protection schemes wish to contribute to the political discussions currently taking place at European level. The signatories to the declaration are calling for the institutional protection schemes and their member banks to be structurally exempted from any mutualized European deposit insurance scheme (EDIS), the establishment of which is currently being discussed.

March 16, 2021

Cooperative banks remain reliable and successful during difficult periods / Kolak: "German government needs to adopt a firm anti-EDIS stance"

The German cooperative banks performed well in 2020 against a backdrop of challenging economic conditions. The 814 institutions were a reliable financial partner to small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) customers and retail customers during the pandemic. As a result, loans and advances increased by 6.2 percent and deposits by 7.6 percent. Net interest income fell by 1.9 percent, whereas net fee and commission income climbed again year on year (by 3.8 percent). Preliminary net income for the year came to €2.1 billion. The cooperative banks further strengthened their capital adequacy, with an improvement of 4.1 percent.

January 28, 2021

German Banking Industry Committee urges “prudent” discussion when revising the EU rules on crisis management for banks

On 26 January 2021, the EU Commission launched the announced consultation on the revision of the crisis management and deposit insurance framework. In November 2020, the EU Commission had already stated that it would present proposals for the revision of the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (BRRD), the Single Resolution Mechanism Regulation (SRMR) and the Deposit Guarantee Schemes Directive (DGSD).


BVR - May 6, 2014, 12:00:00 PM

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