Transaction Banking: Preserving the link between finance and the real economy

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Thursday, 5 December, 2013 - 09:00
CEPS - Centre for European Policy Studies 1 Place du Congrès / Congresplein 1000 Brussels

Transaction banking is a building block for commerce, global trade and the real economy in general. While the sector has not been singled out for special regulatory attention due to its low risk profile, various pieces of regulation are expected to influence its functioning and present new challenges and opportunities. In addition to new liquidity rules, most importantly set up by Basel III, transaction banking operators have to tackle new differences between jurisdictions as national governments are setting out country-specific requirements.

To review these issues and consider the challenges of transaction banking, the seminar will discuss the role transaction banking plays in serving the real economy, the current regulatory agenda and the new perspectives transaction banking could give to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), and vice versa, in terms of finding a level playing field.

The agenda is available here. For more information contact info@ecri.eu


  • Sharon Bowles, MEP, ECON Chair
  • Pawel Zalewski, MEP, Vice-Chair of INTA Committee
  • Diogo Feio, MEP, Rapporteur on the Payment Services Directive
  • Fabio Fiorello, DG MARKT, Analysis of Financial Market Issues Unit
  • Ruth Wandhofer, Global Head of Regulatory and Market Strategy, Treasury & Trade Solutions, Citi
  • Natasha de Terán, Global Head of Corporate Affairs, SWIFT
  • Erkki Poutiainen, Head of Payment Infrastructure, Transaction Products, Nordea

Responsible: Ales Chmelar

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