Seminar 6: Banking Issues


Seminar 6: Banking Issues

2 October 2014, 16:00-18:00, European Parliament

The EPFSF training session for MEP assistants are designed to deliver a deeper understanding of financial markets and services. The purpose of this seminar is to cover the basics of banking and to introduce you to the role of banks in the wider economy. The seminar will also deal with the main aspects of the regulatory and supervisory framework for banks in Europe.


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 and services

– Credit
– Payment services
– Securitisation & longer-term financing

 16:50 Banking regulation and supervision

– Single rulebook and single supervisory mechanism, including reference to the role of the European Banking Authority
– Bank resolution ad single resolution mechanism and fund
– Bank structure – proposals for reform

17:40 Q&A

17:55 Closing remarks

18:00 End of session

Moderator:  Enrique Velazquez, Head of Public Affairs, European Banking Federation (EBF)

Panel of speakers:

Anna Bak, Manager Securitisation Division, Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME)
Luca Bertalot, Secretary General, European Mortgage Federation and European Covered Bound Council (EMF-ECBC)
Caroline Gourisse, Head of Banking Supervision and Economic Affairs Department, European Savings and Retail Banking Group (ESBG)
Sandra Hafner, Department Director Banking Supervision – VOB Expert, European Association of Public Banks (EAPB)
Robert Priester, Deputy Chief Executive and Head of Wholesale & Regulatory Policy Department, European Banking Federation (EBF)