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  • 8 February 2019
    Duurzaamheid label

    Consumers today are making increasingly responsible choices. This applies to what they eat, how they travel, but also to their money. They therefore prefer not to invest in activities that are harmful to humans, the environment or society. That is why Febelfin has developed, in consultation with banks, fund managers and civil society, a quality standard for sustainable financial products, such as investment funds. If these products meet the standard, they can obtain a sustainability label. With this standard, Febelfin aims for greater transparency for its clients and wants to encourage the financial sector to take more responsibility in the climate challenges.

  • 3 December 2018

    Dutch gangs actively recruit young people in our country to funnel through fraud money. In exchange for their bank card and PIN, they promise young people fast money. Febelfin asked Kurkdroog to take on the role of criminals. And so, the comic duo from Antwerp investigated whether young people are really so easily tempted. In no time at all, they lured in five victims. With this action, Febelfin wants to make young people aware that they must never lend out their bank card and PIN code.

  • 27 September 2018

    The Deloitte study “EMEA Digital Banking Maturity 2018” compares six Belgian banks with 238 banks and 10 financial technology start-ups (FinTechs) in 38 countries to determine how Belgian banks stack up in terms of their digital services.

  • 12 September 2018

    Exactly ten years ago, we were confronted with a financial crisis. Today, a lot of people still have questions. Are my savings still safe? Can I still get a loan? Could another crisis happen? Discover all the answers in our flyer!

  • 12 September 2018

    It has been ten years now since the start of the financial crisis. Over the past few years, the sector has introducted numerous changes to prevent a similar crisis. But what kind of changes? To answer this question, Febelfin has developed a clear fact sheet.

  • 30 May 2018

    The European Commission presented seven new proposals on European financial markets, including a proposal for changes to SME listings rules, proposals encouraging sustainable finance and investments and a proposal to enable sovereign bond-backed securities.

    Below you can find a summary of these topics.

  • 9 May 2018

    During Digital Day 2018, the European Commission held discussions on cooperation between Member States on the digital front. 22 European countries signed a Declaration on the establishment of a European Blockchain Partnership. The European Commission also launched a proposal for a New Deal for Consumers to strengthen EU consumer rights and enforcement, as well as a proposal for a new law to guarantee protection for whistle-blowers who report breaches of EU law.

    Below you can find a summary of these topics.

  • 4 April 2018

    During the European Summit of 22 and 23 March, the European Council discussed jobs, growth and competitiveness, as well as the Paris Agreement and Digital Europe. The European Commission proposes new rules to ensure that all companies - including digital companies - pay fair tax in the EU. In addition, the European Commission also aims to make cross-border payments in euro fairer and cheaper.

    Below you can find a summary of these topics.

  • 29 March 2018

    On March 13th, the European Ministers of Finance met in the Economic and Financial Affairs Council (Ecofin) to discuss a draft directive on transparency requirements for intermediaries, as well as the EU’s list of non-cooperative jurisdictions. The European Commission presented measures for further reducing non-performing loans and launched an exploratory consultation to assess the impact of recent amendments to the Basel III framework.

  • 26 March 2018

    Fraudsters are constantly on the hunt for money mules. Money mules act as intermediaries to move money that has been stolen by fraudsters, often to other countries. Fraudsters are increasingly approaching adolescents for this purpose. They contact them through channels that are popular among young people, such as Instagram, with promises of making quick and easy money. The ones who fall into this trap often do not realise they are committing a criminal offence and are putting their safety, as well as the safety of the people around them, on the line.

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