Seminar 2: Banking

Seminar 2: Introduction to Banking

30 September 2010, 16:00-18:00, European Parliament

The EPFSF training sessions for MEP assistants are designed to deliver a deeper understanding of financial markets and services. Each seminar will cover all aspects of the role of each sector in the wider economy, the benefits and risks offered by the sector and how each of them operates. It will include panel sessions and presentations by a cross-section of infrastructures, intermediaries and end-users.


16:00      Introduction

16:10     The Economic Role of Banks

  • Role of banks
  • Weight of banks in the general economy
  • Financial intermediation
  • Type of banks

Banking Activities – Products & Services

  • Deposit & savings
  • Credit (types, funding, …)
  • Payments
  • Investment services

17:00    Prudential Regulation, Capital and Liquidity Requirements

17:40    Q&A

17:55    Closing remarks

18:00    End of session


Sébastien de Brouwer, Head of Department, Retail Financial Services, Legal & Social Affairs at the European Banking Federation (EBF)
Sandra Hafner, Advisor for Banking Supervision at the European Association of Public Banks (EAPB)
Nicolas Jeanmart, Head of Department, Banking Supervision and Economic Affairs at the European Savings Banks Group (ESBG)
Sarah Kieran, Head of Legal Affairs at the European Mortgage Federation (EMF)
Robert Priester, Head of Department, Banking Supervision, Financial Markets, Global Banking Issues, International Affairs at the European Banking Federation (EBF)