In a press release issued today, the EBF Board expressed its opinion on a range of topics discussed during a meeting chaired by Frederic Oudéa in Amsterdam.
The ECB will end production and issuance of the €500 banknote by 2018. It still remains legal tender and will always retain its value.
Marie-Anne Barbat-Layani, CEO of FBF, attended the Fintech Summit 2016 in Paris, on Wednesday, May 04 2016
In a debate for L'Expansion, Marie-Anne Barbat-Layani, CEO of the FBF, and Christophe Nijdam, secretary general of Finance Watch, discussed the subject: "Are we heading towards a new banking crisis?". Selected extracts.
Funding SMEs is the top strategic priority for the French Banking Federation. French banks finance over one million French SMEs: they represent half of the credits mobilized for corporates.
Since 2008, the banking industry has experienced an unprecedented surge in regulation to ensure its stability. Now the priority is to reconcile stronger prudential requirements with financing the economy successfully. With this in mind, the French Banking Federation sets out its six priorities and shares its recommendations.
Memos-Banque-01-EN.pdf [813 ko]
FBF welcomes the Capital Markets Union (CMU) initiative and the new priority to growth and employment. A proper financing of the economy is key to achieve these objectives. As a reminder, financing the economy, especially SME's is the number one strategic priority of French banks.
FBF_plaquette_UMC_15072015_EN.pdf [1371 ko]