Secondary market for non-performing loans (NPLs): a directive in the near future? Published the 05.05.2021
The draft Directive on the secondary market for non-performing loans (NPLs) aims to develop a secondary market for credit agreements initially issued by banks and qualified as non-performing. In concrete...
eID or Electronic Identification: a major opportunity for banks Published the 28.04.2021
Electronic Identification (eID) offers numerous possibilities, as shown in the following scenario: as a bank based in Luxembourg, a customer wants to use your portfolio management services. Using the customer’s...
The “make or break” momentum for sustainable finance Published the 28.04.2021
Last week was an exciting one for sustainable finance, starting on Wednesday with the adoption of the EU Climate Law by the Council and the European Parliament. This law turns...
ABBL 2020 Annual Report Published the 23.04.2021
The ABBL 2020 Annual Report provides a detailed overview of our priorities and activities over the last year, and a look forward to the year ahead. The report demonstrates that...
Prepping the future : a pilot regime for market infrastructures based on DLT Published the 22.04.2021
The EC proposal 2020/0267 (COD) on a pilot regime for market infrastructures based on distributed ledger technology introduces the possibility for certain types of EU financial market participants to operate...
Digital finance package in the European Parliament: innovation and challenges   Published the 22.04.2021
On 14 April the ECON Committee met for a joint debate on the digital finance package. During the debate, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) discussed the three draft reports...
Combatting climate change: regulations and sanctions Published the 14.04.2021
EU rules on sustainable finance are not limited to Europe, but also to countries and actors outside European territory, as the rules on the distribution of products within the EU...
Financial Stability Board priorities for 2021: payments, Money Market Funds and COVID-19 Published the 14.04.2021
The Financial Stability Board (FSB) was established after the 2008 financial crisis to promote international financial stability by coordinating national financial authorities and international standard-setting bodies. It advises and reports...
Capital Markets Union: the rubber hits the road Published the 01.04.2021
When the European Commission adopted its ambitious Capital Markets Union (CMU) Action Plan on 24 September 2020, the financial sector certainly welcomed many of the measures put forward as actions,...
European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA): 10 years on Published the 01.04.2021
The establishment of the European Securities and Markets Authority in 2011 marked a change in the European financial markets supervision. ESMA was set up as part of the European System...


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