QED Conference on Retail Financial Services

26 April 2016, 14.00 - 16.15 registration and welcome coffee from 13.30

Renaissance Hotel, Rue du Parnasse 19, 1050 Brussels


Retail financial services such as payments, bank accounts and insurances are all part of our everyday life. The provision of these kind of services across borders is still limited. On the 10 December last year the European Commission published a green paper on retail financial services titled “Better products, more choice, and greater opportunities for consumers and businesses”. How can we make this become reality? How can we create a single market for retail financial services in Europe? What role can digitalization play in achieving this goal?


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Speaker line-up:

Olivier Salles Head of Unit D3 – Retail Financial Services and Payments, DG FISMA, European Commission

Olle Ludvigsson Member of the European Parliament, Rapporteur on Retail Financial Services

Sophie in ´t Veld Member of the European Parliament, Shadow Rapporteur on Retail Financial Services

Marieke van Berkel Head of Department Retail Banking, Payments, Financial Markets, EACB - European Association of Co-operative Banks

Farid Aliyev Senior Financial Services Officer, BEUC

Sue Lewis Chair, Financial Services Consumer Panel

Moderator: Willem Van de Wiele Senior Associate, Allen & Overy LLP