European Association of Public Banks (EAPB) • November 25, 2012

The European Association of Public Banks (EAPB) was founded on 4 May 2000. Members of the EAPB are financial institutions, funding agencies, public banks, associations of public banks and banks with similar interests and have to be domiciled in a Member State of the European Union (EU), in Switzerland, in a signatory state of the European Economic Area (EEA-Treaty) or in a state whose application for Membership of the European Union has been officially accepted.

The EAPB has members from various European countries and represents about 100 financial institutions. As a whole, they have a European market share of approximately 15%, a balance sheet total of about € 3.500 billion and they represent about 190.000 employees.

The EAPB is a member of the European Banking Industry Committee (EBIC) through which the seven main European banking associations represent their interests collectively towards the European institutions.

The EAPB covers topics such as

Banking and banking supervision law
Capital markets and securities law
Accounting and company law
Consumer affairs
Payment systems
Money laundering and financial crime
Civil law
EU regional policy and structural funds
State aid and competition
EU enterprise policy
Services of general interest
Local finance

Read more about the EAPB here.
List of member banks of the EAPB here.
Description of member banks of the EAPB in 2011-2012 Annual Report here.

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