Financial Regulatory Forum

Bundesbank must remain independent, Zeitler says

April 12, 2010

    BERLIN, April 11 (Reuters) – The Bundesbank will not agree to any new national financial supervision structure that might impinge upon its independence, a board member of the German central bank said in a newspaper interview published on Sunday. (more…)

Banks should help fund stability measures -Buba

February 22, 2010

    VIENNA, Feb 22 (Reuters) – Banks should contribute toward financial stability measures, but a blanket levy on total assets could worsen future crises, the vice president of Germany’s Bundesbank was quoted as saying on Monday. (more…)

German coalition agrees Bundesbank to take over bank supervision

October 9, 2009

By Matthias Sobolewski
BERLIN, Oct 8 (Reuters) – Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and their Free Democrat allies have agreed the basics of an overhaul of Germany’s banking supervision framework, participants in coalition talks said on Thursday.

Germany’s Buba urges caution on bank capital changes

September 24, 2009

zeitler-2    FRANKFURT, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Regulators mulling changes to bank capital buffers should keep the big picture in mind and not change any rules until the crisis is resolved, Germany’s Bundesbank warned on Thursday.
   Bundesbank Vice-President Franz-Christoph Zeitler said regulators had to keep the impact of the long list of proposed bank reforms in mind. (more…)