Policy portal Stability & Supervision

When trust in the financial system disappears, panic sets in: fire sales of financial assets and bank runs can make the entire system collapse. Taxpayers are forced to bail out “too-big-to-fail” institutions to protect essential economic functions (deposits, credit, payment systems).

Mitigating implicit “moral hazard” requires sound prudential policies protecting essential banking services from excessive risk-taking and maintaining adequate capital levels to cover possible losses. Well-resourced, and independent supervision is also key. Finally, prudential regulation must also respond to new risks related to digitalisation (see “Digital Finance”) and climate change (see climate risk under “Sustainable Finance”).

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7 PUBLICATIONS

Position paper

Brexit: Preparing for a future UK-EU trade relationship

Finance Watch publishes new briefing note „Preparing for a future UK-EU trade relationship“
Report

Financial Regulation challenged by European Trade Policy

On 2 October 2018, the Veblen Institute and Finance Watch published a report on the impact of European trade policy on financial regulation.
Consultation response

Response to the EC’s public consultation on a multilateral reform of investment dispute resolution

Factsheet

Cheat sheet: What is TTIP?

Content: Background; Actions of Finance Watch; Key risks; and our Publications on this dossier.
Consultation response

Finance Watch response to consultation on modalities for investment protection and ISDS in TTIP

Speech

Speech at ECON hearing on TTIP and Financial Services Regulation

Finance Watch’s Secretary General, Thierry Philipponnat, gave evidence at the European Parliament’s ECON Committee public hearing on “The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and Financial Services Regulation”.
Open letter

Open letter to Commission on WTO rules and financial services

Open letter to EU Trade Commissioner, Karel De Gucht, potential inconsistencies between WTO rules and the EU’s proposed financial reforms, co-signed by Finance Watch, BEUC, SOMO, EuroFinuse and the Financial Services User Group. Press release 27 September 2012

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