No Risk-Free Deposit World in this World


Dr. Tamaz Georgadze comments in the renowned “Börsen-Zeitung” on the “Causa Greensill“ Deposit platforms such as the German “WeltSparen” and “Zinspilot” are among the most important innovations in banking: Customers get more choice and can benefit from higher interest rates from other banks. Deposit-taking banks efficiently diversify the sources of their customer liquidity, which contributes…

Billion Dollar Brand Name Given Away

Advertising, Agencies, Consulting, Histories

Rework requested Just a few years ago, a cereal was linguistically associated with Kellogg’s. Anyone who spoke of Kellogg’s in Germany thought of cornflakes and vice versa, anyone who thought of cornflakes would also think of Kellogg’s. In the meantime, discount chains – from Germany for example – such as Aldi and Lidl have revolutionized…

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Big International Banks Kept Beauty


In its 2021 banking study, the independent Swiss credit research institute Independent Credit View AG (I-CV) examined the global banking sector. A universe of 47 credit institutions in 16 countries – including the D-A-CH region – was scrutinized using a comprehensive analysis with a stress test. The good news is that the major international banks…

A Liberal, a Banker of the Year


Who secures the Aaa of EIB. Liberals are not exactly popular among bankers, as they stand for competition and a market economy, where many bankers want state protection and privileges. This makes the award for Dr. Werner Hoyer, President of the European Investment Bank (EIB) as Banker of the Year, particularly noteworthy. The laudation from…

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Scope’s Greensill Bank Rating Tragedy

Agencies, Authorities, Governance, Read, Regulations

The Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) filed criminal charges Against The Bank’s Board Members. The Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) in Germany received monthly reports from Greensill Bank AG (Greensill Bank) about the bank’s balance sheet data from January 2019 on. This is evident from the answer given by Parliamentary State Secretary Sarah Ryglewski on…

Collection of Contributions by The Institutional Protection Scheme of EdB

Associations, Authorities, Read

A credit institution is an undertaking which conducts at least one of the banking businesses described in detail in section 1 (1) of the German Banking Act (Kreditwesengesetz) commercially or on a scale which requires commercially organised business operations. The banking businesses include the deposit business and credit business, but also specific securities-related activities such…

Double-edged Strengthening of Banks’ Equity


A few days after the European Central Bank and the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin), the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) is now recommending that distributions continue to be restrictive in view of the corona pandemic. General Board of the European Systemic Risk Board held its 40th regular meeting on December 15, 2020. According…

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Professional and Personal Requirements for Persons Appointed as Management Board Members

Certifications, Compliances, Read, Registrations, Regulations

The Federal Financial Supervisory Authority of Germany (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht – BaFin) provided a Guidance Notice on management board members pursuant to the German Banking Act (Kreditwesengesetz – KWG), the German Payment Services Supervision Act (Zahlungsdiensteaufsichtsgesetz – ZAG) and the German Capital Investment Code (Kapitalanlagegesetzbuch – KAGB). The following introduces the approach how to check…