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How to deal with small banks: consolidation, tailoring and the fintech challenge

Small banks face multiple challenges. What structural changes are needed to tackle these pressures?

Date: December 9, 2021, 2:00 pm Topic: Banking and capital markets

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Bruegel · How to deal with small banks: consolidation, tailoring and the fintech challenge

At this event, our panel discussed structural changes in the banking industry in key markets. Small banks, which are seen to play a key role in local communities, often benefit from special regimes, yet remain under intense competitive pressures due to digitalization and the rise of fintech providers.

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Schedule

Dec 09, 2021

14:00-15:00

Conversation

Chair: Alexander Lehmann, Non-resident fellow

Philip Evans, Director Prudential Policy, Bank of England

Anne Fröhling, Head of division, European Central Bank

Xavier Vives, Professor, IESE Business School and Research Fellow, CEPR

Nicolas Véron, Senior Fellow

Speakers

Alexander Lehmann

Non-resident fellow

Nicolas Véron

Senior Fellow

Xavier Vives

Professor, IESE Business School and Research Fellow, CEPR

Anne Fröhling

Head of division, European Central Bank

Philip Evans

Director Prudential Policy, Bank of England

Location & Contact

Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels

Matilda Sevon

[email protected]

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