Open your mind

The 9th  CIBP LINK cycle started on Wednesday, June 10 in Montabaur, Germany.

As per tradition, every CIBP LINK cycle  links  the previous and the new groups of the popular and cooperative bank managers together.

This is always a great success and a unique experience for all participants and the organisers. 

Innovation, globalisation, new competitors, disruptive financial markets and a new generation of customers are just some of the challenges banks are facing today. Popular and cooperative banks might look much more different in five or ten years.

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CIBP Expert Circle on Financial Strategy and Regulation

 On Monday 8th June took place a CIBP meeting of the Expert Circle on Financial Strategy and Regulation. The meeting consisted of two presentations together with an exchange of views:

European Central Bank (ECB): Overview on DG4 methodologies within the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM)
1.       Mr Etienne de Bridiers, Head of Section, Methodology & Standards Development Division, Directorate General Micro-Prudential Supervision
2.       Ms Joana Peralta, Senior Supervisor Specialist, Methodology & Standards Development Division, Directorate General Micro-Prudential Supervision, European Central Bank

The purpose was to give an overview of the DG4 methodologies within the SSM. The presentation was followed by an exchange of views where members had the opportunity to raise their concerns on this topic.
The SSM has fours DGs:
DG1 and DG2 are for Significant banks
DG3 for Less significant banks
DG4 for all SSM banks. DG4 has an horizontal supervision and covers the following areas:
·         Supervisory Quality Assurance
·         Supervisory Policies
·         Methodology & Standards
·         Authorisation
·         Risk Analysis
·         Enforcement & Sanctions
·         Crisis Management
·         Planning & Coordination
·         Centralised on-site
·         Model validation

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CIBP opens the registrations for the 9th edition of the LINK training programme for Executive Managers



CIBP has opened the registration for its 9th cycle of the LINK training programme  that will start on 10 June 2015 in Montabaur.

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6th Forum Co-operative Banks and SMEs - Co-operative banks: a model to finance the real economy

On December 1st took place the “6th Forum Co-operative Banks and SMEs”. This event was organized by CIBP in co-operation with EACB, UNICO and UEAPME and it was hosted by the EESC.
This yearly event, has become a reference at EU level as a platform that offers a comprehensive overview on SME’s financing. It takes on board the views of EU regulators, SME’s representatives and Co-operative Banks, enhancing a constructive dialogue among them.

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CIBP releases a new video: Popular and Cooperative Banks - Local engines for global growth