Are EU Banks Safe?

By Roel Theissen

This book will be of interest to those involved in the debate on changing or maintaining the way prudential banking supervision is structured and performed. The book builds on the descriptive companion book EU Banking Supervision (see book details directly above), but focuses on what banking supervision should do, and whether it is deliverable. This analysis flows from the personal experience and expertise of the author - as a customer of banks; as a legal, supervisory, and policy advisor on banking regulation; and from his involvement in national, EU, and worldwide negotiations on new legislation. The book asks questions about whether the current focus on quantitative demands and incremental improvements is correct; whether the definition of 'bank' covers all institutions that should be as safe as a bank; and who is responsible if banks, their regulators, and their supervisors fail?


268 pages

Publication Date: 12/31/2013
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9789462361058

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