Change at the helm of the EU’s highest financial services departments Published the 17.01.2020
Olivier Guersent had been steering the Commission’s DG FISMA (Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union) for the last ten years, first as head of cabinet of then Commissioner...
All calm and peaceful in Brussels? Published the 10.01.2020
A year ago, the legislative machinery of the European Union was in full swing and scrambling to finalize deals to wrap up legislation before the end of the European Parliament’s...
Time for banks to ‘detox’ Published the 10.01.2020
Two kilos! That’s the average weight gain over the Christmas break. It’s impossible to resist a toast or a dessert when in good company, even for the most virtuous of...
ABBL response to the EU Commission consultation on Basel III Published the 06.01.2020
The Luxembourg Bankers’ Association (The ABBL) is the voice of the financial sector in Luxembourg representing the majority of financial institutions on all major issues and notably banking regulation. As...
Sustainable finance: the long-awaited agreement on the taxonomy Published the 20.12.2019
An agreement on a sustainable finance taxonomy (nothing to do with taxation, but rather a set of common terminology and classification) was long awaited, as it is the cornerstone of...
CSSF ML/TF sub-sector risk assessment on private banking Published the 20.12.2019
On 20 December 2019, the CSSF released its money laundering/ terrorist financing risk assessment for the private banking sector. The report was drafted in close cooperation with members of the...
Insights on AML, outsourcing regulation and Basel IV Published the 13.12.2019
The fourth ABBL & ALRiM Risk Management Conference took place on 11 December 2019. This popular event was dedicated to the current strategic regulatory subjects of AML, outsourcing regulation and...
The European Green Deal: what is in it for financial services? Published the 13.12.2019
On 11 December 2019, the European Commission presented its European Green Deal before the European Parliament, during a special plenary meeting in Brussels. The most important reform package of the...
New ABBL Survey: is mutualisation the answer? Published the 13.12.2019
The ABBL Digital Banking and FinTech Innovation Cluster (DBFI), in cooperation with the Working Group “Mutualisation of Functions” of the Luxembourg Haut Comité de la place financière, conducted a study...
CMU, AML and stablecoins: Council outlines way ahead Published the 06.12.2019
On 5 December, EU finance ministers gathered in Brussels to join one of the densest meetings of the year. The agenda comprised several topics, ranging from the Banking Union to...


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