Lunch Events

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Monday, 2 December, 2019 - 12:30 to 14:30
CEPS - Centre for European Policy Studies, 1 Place du Congrès/Congresplein, 1000 Brussels

The retail payments sector is growing and changing due to ecommerce and new payment offerings such as in-app payments and other mobile offerings. During this CEPS-ECRI lunchtime meeting the impact of those innovations on the retail payment sector will be discussed. Senior practitioners, high-level officials and corporate representatives will focus on issues like whether digitalisation and new legislations are increasing the competition and support for innovation in the retail payments markets? Is there a need for changes in the existing legislation?

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Tuesday, 12 March, 2019 - 12:00 to 14:30
CEPS, Place du Congres 1, 1000-Brussels

​Digital currencies remain the most widespread blockchain-based innovation to date. However, multiple other use cases are being tested in different economic sectors: post-trading of securities, energy grids, etc. These solutions already raised concerns about customer and asset protection, and the misuse of the technology for criminal purposes. 

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Thursday, 27 September, 2018 - 13:00 to 14:30
CEPS Conference room Place du Congrès 1 - 1000 Brussels

In September 2019, Europe’s financial markets will undergo a revolution.

From that date, the Payment Services Directive (PSD2) will require banks to provide API software interfaces, allowing financial upstarts to tap customer data. This new access to bank data is designed to jumpstart fintech innovation, encouraging the creation of a myriad of innovative, secure consumer-friendly services.

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Monday, 25 September, 2017 - 12:30 to 14:30
CEPS, Place du Congres 1, 1000-Brussels

In the aftermath of the financial crisis, banks have accumulated about a trillion euro of non-performing loans (NPLs) in their balance sheets. The high levels of NPLs in countries such as Italy, Greece and Portugal constrain their banks’ lending abilities, which causes delays in the countries’ economic recovery.

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Friday, 26 June, 2009 - 09:00
CEPS - Centre for European Policy Studies 1 Place du Congrès / Congresplein 1000 Brussels

On 26 June 2009, CEPS hosted a special event to launch a book that thrives to shed some light on the following question: Is diversity in the banking sector a prerequisite for stability and growth?