European Banking Federation (EBF)

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Lobbying costs:

WARNING: As this organisation lists one or more EP accredited lobbyists, it is highly improbable that its lobbying costs are lower than €10,000.

WARNING: The lobbying costs declared by this organisation are extraordinarily high and may therefore have been over-declared.

4,000,000€ - 4,249,999€

Financial year: 01/01/2016 - 01/12/2016

Lobbyists declared: 15.5 FTE (23)

WARNING: The number of full time equivalent lobbyists declared by this organisation are extraordinarily high and may therefore have been over-declared.


Lobbyists with EP accreditation: 19


Meetings with European Commission: 41

Lobbying costs over the years:


European Banking Federation (EBF)

Registration on EU Transparency Register

4722660838-23 (First registered: 19 Dec 2008)

Goals / Remit

The European Banking Federation is the voice of the European banking sector, uniting 32 national banking associations in Europe that together represent some 3,500 banks – large and small, wholesale and retail, local and international – employing about two million people. - employing about 2.5 million people.

Launched in 1960, the EBF is committed to creating a single market for financial services in the European Union and to supporting policies that foster economic growth.

Mission Statement

To be the voice of European banks

The European Banking Federation is the united voice of banks established in Europe. It is a forum where best practices are exchanged, legislative proposals and initiatives are debated and common positions adopted.

To serve the interests of the European banking industry

The EBF represents, defends and promotes the interests of its members, promotes the development of the industry, provides value-adding information and efficient and professional services to its member Associations and assists new members in their accession procedures, be it to the EU itself or to the Euro.

To position the European banking industry within the European and global regulatory frameworks

The EBF is a partner of choice for the European institutions in laying out their legislative initiatives. Its aim is to ensure that the experience and the views of banks are taken into consideration in the shaping of relevant policies. The EBF also actively promotes the positions of the European financial services, and in particular the banking industry in international fora.


EBF namely works on issues such as: a) Banking regulation and supervision incl. prudential standards, recovery and resolution, deposit guarantee schemes, single supervision. b) Digital issues incl. digital single market issues, cyber security, data protection, cloud computing, robo advice, etc. c) Financial markets, incl. financial markets regulation & Capital Markets Union, prospectus, transparency, market abuse, derivatives and clearing and settlement. d) Taxation issues, incl. VAT for financial services, FTT, automatic exchange of tax information. e) Accounting issues, incl. IFRS 9 and endorsement issues. f) Financing the climate change, fostering the green economy. The EBF is also actively involved on retail banking issues, such as bank accounts, payments, financial education anti-money laundering issues. It also works on international affairs (BREXIT, TTIP and FTAs), general legal issues - such as corporate governance matters - and on social affairs. The EBF also discusses economic and monetary issues and has a regular exchange of views with the European Central Bank on monetary policy.


Head office:
Avenue des Arts, 56
Brussels 1000,

Tel: 32 025083711