Press releases

July 5 2022

German Banking Industry Committee calls for more space for innovation in payments services

The European Commission has begun its review of the Revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2). In a position paper, the German banking associations advocate maintaining stability in the regulatory environment for payments in the coming years.

June 1 2022

EU banking package: German banks warn of adverse consequences for the economy

The European Parliament’s rapporteur, Jonás Fernández (S&D), has today released his draft report on the European Commission’s legislative proposal for implementing Basel III in the EU (known as the EU banking package).

July 5 2021

German Banking Industry Committee presents policy paper on “digital euro”

ECB needs to think beyond digital cash   In a policy paper, the German Banking Industry Committee (GBIC) for the first time sets out detailed thoughts on the design of a “digital euro”. In this paper, experts from Germany’s five national...

Comments

January 26 2023

Comments on Article 5d (sanctions screening) of the proposal for a regulation on instant credit...

In addition to the comments of 25 November 2022 the GBIC has commented on sanctions aspects of the proposal of the European Commission for a regulation on instant credit transfers.

December 9 2022

Position paper on the digital euro: Setting the course that could fundamentally change Europe's...

If a digital euro is introduced, it must be successful for many reasons: for European citizens and the economy in general, and for European banks and savings banks in particular.

December 6 2022

DK Position ESMA Call for Evidence SRD II

The German Banking Industry Committee (DK) commented on the Call for Evidence on the implementation of Chapter Ia and Article 3j of the Shareholder Rights Directive II.

About us

The German Banking Industry Committee (GBIC) is the voice of the leading German banking-sector associations. These are the National Association of German Cooperative Banks (BVR), the Association of German Banks (BdB), the Association of German Public Banks (VÖB), the German Savings Banks Association (DSGV), and the Association of German Pfandbrief Banks (vdp).
 

GBIC superseded the Zentraler Kreditausschuss (ZKA) in August 2011, carrying on the latter’s work. GBIC develops common banking-industry positions on issues relating to banking law, banking policy and banking practice. These cover, in particular, supervisory, securities and tax legislation. GBIC also drafts standardised rules for the payments sector, including card payment schemes. 

The German Banking Industry Committee (GBIC) is the voice of the leading German banking-sector associations. These are the National Association of German Cooperative Banks (BVR), the Association of German Banks (BdB), the Association of German Public Banks (VÖB), the German Savings Banks Association (DSGV), and the Association of German Pfandbrief Banks (vdp).
 

GBIC superseded the Zentraler Kreditausschuss (ZKA) in August 2011, carrying on the latter’s work. GBIC develops common banking-industry positions on issues relating to banking law, banking policy and banking practice. These cover, in particular, supervisory, securities and tax legislation. GBIC also drafts standardised rules for the payments sector, including card payment schemes. 

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