RaboResearch - Economic Research

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Towards a Balanced Deposit Guarantee System in Europe

The prevailing 'temporary emergency' deposit guarantee system (DGS) in Europe should be revised and adjusted when the largest turbulences in the banking sector are over. This DGS is not beneficial for financial stability and competition in banking.

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Overview EU-Cooperative banking sector

This report provides an overview of the key figures of the co-operative banks and their structures. Many data can also be found in annual reports but a comprehensive overview has so far been lacking.

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Social cohesion in Europe

The European Union has made strengthening social cohesion a clear priority and the European co-operative banks also focus considerable attention on the topic.

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Retail Banking Strategies in Europe

The emphasis in this study lies on retail banking in the broadest sense of the word. We start with a brief summary of well-known trends in banking and then focus on domestic and international banking strategies, respectively.