The ABI pays the utmost attention to the effects caused by the exceptional wave of bad weather and the consequent storm that hit the Abruzzo coast. The ABI, following the procedures that will be activated to declare a state of emergency, invites the banks to meet the needs of the populations and managers of the beach establishments. Just to ensure everywhere [...]

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At the conference "The General States of Security 2019", the data of the latest Report of the OSSIF Intersectoral Observatory on predatory crime. Security increases in Italian banks and in the economic sectors most exposed to the so-called predatory crimes, also thanks to the profitable collaboration of the ABI with the Central Criminal Police Department. In 2018 the reported robberies were 28.441, almost [...]

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With the aim of sharing analysis and experience in the banking world, Abi Lab, the research center for innovation and the bank promoted by the Italian Banking Association, has launched an Artificial Intelligence Hub Competence Center on Artificial Intelligence (To Hubs). In a future perspective, an ever greater development and synergy between the structures that [...]

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The President and the General Director of the ABI, Antonio Patuelli and Giovanni Sabatini, express the maximum attention of the Association to the needs of the workers of the ILVA of Taranto at a very problematic moment on their prospects and welcome what the General Secretary of Fabi wishes Lando Sileoni, to help identify the most appropriate tools to come [...]

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The comparison between ABI and trade union organizations continued for the renewal of the national collective bargaining agreement, in compliance with the defined calendar. During the meeting, in-depth studies continued on important topics included in the platform presented by the trade union organizations. In particular, Abi confirmed its willingness to identify solutions regarding [...]

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Abi's new Communication on Engagement (COE) is online, as a member of the United Nations Global Compact. The third edition of the document describes Abi's commitment in the two-year period 2017-2018, to support the dissemination of the Ten Principles of the Global Compact on human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption, through the activities carried out with [...]

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The 6, 7 and 8 Novembre, the ideas and protagonists of innovation in the banking and financial world will give life to Milan, at the MiCo-Milano Congressi, at the fourth edition of Il Salone dei Pagamenti: the most important Italian event on technologies and systems payment, promoted by ABI in collaboration with Feduf-Foundation for financial education and [...]

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The objective is to promote the financial and social inclusion of citizens in a highly inclusive perspective, in the ambit of the agreement protocol between the Italian Banking Association and the Italian Union of the Blind and Visually Impaired. A commitment that is enhanced also with the participation of the initiative in the Month of Financial Education Infographics with immediate, simple and essential information on the opportunities offered by [...]

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The comparison between the ABI and the trade union organizations continues for the renewal of the national collective bargaining agreement, continuing the examination of the regulatory aspects of the contract to address the economic issue. During the meeting held yesterday, Abi handed over the associative position to the trade union organizations on the various topics contained in the platform and, to support the exhibition, [...]

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From September 14 the second European directive on payment services, the so-called PSD2, is operational in Italy, which introduces a series of innovations with the aim of promoting an even more innovative, competitive and safe payment market for citizens. In particular, this last piece of the directive intervenes to further strengthen the authentication process [...]

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Art and history in banks and foundations of banking origin Under the High Patronage of the President of the Italian Republic, under the patronage of the Italian National Commission for UNESCO and of the Ministry of Heritage and Cultural Activities. doors of the historic buildings of the banks operating in Italy and [...]

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The initiative is promoted within the 'Month of Financial Education' under the patronage of the National Council of the Order of Journalists, and the collaboration - as a partner - of the Committee for the planning and coordination of financial education activities , of the Savings Museum and of the CeRP-Carlo Alberto College Foundation Theme of this year's award: 'Stories [...]

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Technical table set up to promote the energy requalification of buildings Energy efficiency and redevelopment of real estate, as a driving force for the country's economic growth. The energy upgrading of public and private buildings can in fact be the key to accelerating investments and enhancing the national real estate market. This is the motivation that brought [...]

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The Italian Banking Association supports the initiative promoted by the United Nations UNEP FI program and which commits the world of finance to orient its corporate strategies in view of an ever lower impact on the environment. Orient corporate strategies to respect the Agreement on Paris climate; concretely pursuing the objective of reducing the actions that have an impact [...]

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In the Abi survey in collaboration with Ipsos, focus on new trends in banking customers who use online channels, whose relationship with the bank is increasingly digital and personalized. You usually surf the Internet and use the web also to access banking services, both from a PC that, more and more often, from a mobile phone: the customer [...]

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(by Massimiliano D'Elia) Now it is thought to attack the use of cash, considered the evil of all evils. Ferruccio de Bortoli talks about it tomorrow on the Economy of the Corriere della Sera, in a free insert attached to the Milanese newspaper. Some passages from de Bortoli “But how much do the cash count? In Italy still too much. He speaks every [...]

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The initiative is part of the Simple Transparency project developed by the ABI, in collaboration with banks and consumer associations. The guides are online with immediate, simple and essential information to help citizens understand the new regulatory framework in the field of investment and credit services, and the opportunities offered by current accounts [...]

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The President of the ABI, Antonio Patuelli, and the General Director, Giovanni Sabatini, today sent a letter to the President of the ECB, Mario Draghi, and to the Governor of the Bank of Italy, Ignazio Visco, with reflections on the policy choices monetary policy that the ECB Board of Directors is preparing to assume. The letter states that the Association [...]

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For banks, the identification and activation of services to new customers is a fundamental process, which if digitized (Digital Onboarding) can guarantee a significant improvement of the client proposition and support its commercial and market development strategies. To date, 56% of banks offer a digital customer acquisition service (Onboarding), [...]

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+ 71% mobile transactions in 2018 (+ 131% for bank transfers / transfers). In the Abi Lab annual report, the point on the development and potential of the Digital Bank The growth in the use of digital channels by customers is bringing about strong increases in transaction operations, in particular on Mobile Banking (+ 71%): between these i [...]

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With the increasingly widespread use of the digital bank, the need for assistance via telephone, e-mail, chat and social media is growing: over 46 millions of incoming phone calls arrived at the bank contact centers in 2018, of which over 27 million (the 58,5%) operated by an operator, up by 6,4% compared to the previous year. To these are added approximately [...]

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In the Abi Lab annual report, the photograph of Internet and Mobile Banking users The digital transformation that has been taking place in recent years has placed greater emphasis on the centrality of the customer within the banking offer. In this perspective, the Abi Lab-Doxa online survey, contained in the Annual Report on Digital Banking, carried out by the Abi Lab Consortium, analyzes [...]

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The analysis of the financial statements relating to the 2018 financial year of the major banking groups operating in Europe shows a scenario of improvement of the fundamentals of the sector, visible in particular in terms of asset quality. However, some areas of attention are not lacking, mainly due to the unfavorable evolution of the international economic framework that has been manifesting since the second half [...]

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The Italian Banking Association adheres to the "Markets4Europe" campaign, initiated by the European Banking Federation in synergy with the world of economics, finance and institutions with the aim of promoting, supporting and accelerating the creation of an integrated European capital market , broad, liquid and open to full competition. "The Capital Markets Union - declares the Director [...]

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In 2018, the decline in the rate of non-performing entry of Italian companies continued, which - reduced to 2,5% - returned to the levels of 2009. The improvement concerned all economic sectors and territorial areas. The slowdown of the Italian economy in the 2020 and 2021 could interrupt this process, leading to a [...]

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The attention of Italian banks in matters of security is increasingly high: over 560 million of investments made in the 2018 for branch protection, cash management and insurance policies. This is what emerges from the latest Report on expenses incurred by the banking sector for security, drawn up by OSSIF - the center of [...]

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The banks' strong focus on security and online fraud issues is also confirmed by dedicated investments: over 300 million in the 2018 to guarantee even safer digital transactions for customers. The study by Abi Lab (the research and innovation center for the Bank promoted by the ABI) shows that most [...]

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First mission for the ABI and Italian banks in the Czech Republic to assist and support companies, especially small and medium-sized ones, that want to deepen the business opportunities offered by the Czech market, not only in commercial terms but also in industrial partnerships and investments. Suffice it to say that in the 2018 the Czech Republic has [...]

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With reference to today's statements by the CGIA Mestre on the trend of loans to micro-enterprises, Gianfranco Torriero, Deputy General Manager of Abi, reports that the same sources used by the CGIA of Mestre demonstrate that over the last few years the differential between the rates applied to the micro enterprises and large companies have greatly reduced [...]

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Present Sergio Mattarella, President of the Republic. Report of the President of the Association, Antonio Patuelli, and interventions by the Governor of the Bank of Italy, Ignazio Visco, and by the Minister of Economy and Finance, Giovanni Tria In the presence of the President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, on Friday 12 July, at 11,00 appointment in Milan, at Palazzo Mezzanotte, Piazza degli Affari, for the ABI Assembly. [...]

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The comparison between the ABI and the trade union organizations continued for the renewal of the national collective bargaining agreement, according to the calendar defined by the 12 June at the meeting for the presentation of the union platform. "As anticipated in the previous meeting - underlines Salvatore Poloni, Chairman of the Trade Union and Labor Affairs Committee of Abi (Casl) - Abi [...]

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The "young" "evolved" have the objective of growing, the "over 35" seek security, the "investors" dedicated proposals. The Abi survey in collaboration with Ipsos on the main levers of involvement in the bank Support for the realization of important projects or for the valorisation of one's savings, and support for one's own investment choices with dedicated proposals. I am above all [...]

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The fourteenth annual forum on human resources in the bank has begun: new geographies of labor, market evolution, trade union relations Banks committed to promoting changes in service models and strategies consistent with rapid technological development and in collaboration with new operators of the fintech world. Processes, products, [...] change

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The two-day event organized by the ABI “Oltre Basilea - Supervision, Risks & Profitability” is starting today in Rome. “Equitable and sustainable growth, employment and the competitiveness of the European economy must be the objectives of the next European legislature. The stability of the financial sector is instrumental in achieving these macro objectives and the related regulatory framework must [...]

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The initiative is promoted by the Italian Banking Association Valuing equal treatment and opportunities among genders in the banking sector and within corporate organizations. It is with this objective that the ABI promotes the "Women in the bank: enhancing gender diversity" Charter within the banking and financial sector. The Abi, at the forefront of the debate on [...]

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First mission for ABI and Italian banks in Ethiopia, to identify and investigate the real prospects of commercial collaboration and partnerships that the recent transformations of the country will make progressively possible. With an annual GDP growth rate of around the 10% over the last decade, Ethiopia emerges in the African landscape as [...]

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The update of the Agreement for the maintenance of reciprocal accounts between banks with regard to the interbank check was approved. In perspective this allows the development of the check process in a new mode, ie using the distributed register technology, the so-called Distributed ledger technology (DLT), starting from 1 in March of next year. [...]

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With reference to the interventions in favor of the workers of the company "Mercatone Uno", the ABI reports that already some banks have taken autonomous decisions to support their customers at this particular moment of difficulty. The ABI will further raise awareness among the banks operating in the territories concerned so that they immediately evaluate the adoption of appropriate initiatives to meet the needs of the […]

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The relationship that foreigners have with banking services is growing and becoming increasingly differentiated. Each account holder has at least two payment instruments. Not only current account services, but also payment instruments and cash management solutions, ie for the management of corporate financial flows, and on the side of both investments and [...]

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In Italy the role of banks is strengthened in support of the development of the residential sector: the purchase and sale of houses assisted by bank loans is increasing sharply (+ 107% in the last 5 years) Starting from the 2013 the housing real estate market has presented in Italy a significant increase: in the 2018 the number of real estate units sold […]

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All the data in the Residential Report presented today The residential real estate market is growing for the fifth consecutive year. The 2018 closes, in fact, with an increase of 6,5% compared to the previous year, for a total of almost 580 thousand transactions and a turnover of over 94 billion. Among the big cities, the biggest increases are [...]

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-92% compared to 2007. The #Ossif photograph, the #Abi security research center, the 2019 Banking and Security Conference Decrease 29,2% bank robberies in one year, from 373 2017 to 264 2018. The so-called risk index - that is the number [...]

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The signatory Associations of the 2019 Credit Agreement publish a simple guide for companies on the new European provisions on the definition of default. The main business representative associations - Alliance of Italian Cooperatives (AGCI, Confcooperative, Legacoop) CIA-Italian Farmers, CLAAI, Coldiretti, Confagricoltura, Confapi, Confedilizia, Confetra, Confimi Industry, Confindustria and Italian Companies Network [...]

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13 starts on May "OcchioalClic", the communication campaign on good practices to be adopted for the safe use of digital payment systems. The campaign, which joins the activities already carried out in the field of information security by individual banks, is promoted by CERTFin - the public-private cooperative initiative directed by the ABI and the Bank of Italy aimed at [...]

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The objective is to promote the financial and social inclusion of citizens, in a highly inclusive perspective, within the framework of the agreement between Abi and UICI. The Abi audioguide is online with useful tips for using payment instruments in full security, avoid falling into online fraud, do not take risks after making a cash withdrawal. [...]

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Third mission for the ABI and the Italian banks in Tunisia, after those of the 2006 and 2016, to identify and support the commercial and financial operations of Italian entrepreneurs in the high potential sectors of the Tunisian market. The Chairman of the Abi Internationalization Committee, Guido Rosa, reiterates the support of the Italian banking sector for internationalization [...]

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More efficient, modern and faster, the mobile bank evolves with the habits of the customer who is more and more used to doing Smartphone and Tablet operations. In this perspective, the innovative and technological thrust of the "Bank at hand" starts above all from applications (app) "designed" according to the characteristics of immediacy and simplicity typical [...]

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About 9 billion euros made available to Italian companies that want to invest in the United Arab Emirates, also in view of the Universal Exhibition to be held in Dubai from the 20 October 2020 to the 10 Aprile 2021. This is the ceiling set by Italian banks to finance exports, and new entrepreneurial activities in the federation of seven [...]

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The Abi #client conference kicks off, until 17 April in Milan, dedicated to the evolution of the bank-customer relationship Efficiency, speed and, for the most important choices, report. These are the aspects that the customer looks for when dealing with the bank. The 85% of the bankers, in fact, intertwines with the bank of contacts that on the one hand, for the operations [...]

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Deepening on the theme in the 2019 edition of the #ilCliente conference, from 15 to the April 17 in Milan Accessible digital content, innovative solutions to facilitate access and improve stay in the bank, systems to reduce waiting times and increase the efficiency of offered services. The development of new information and computer technologies, in the context of digitalization in [...]

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Brexit: here is the Abi guide with the "questions and answers" to prepare bank customers for the UK exit from the EU The UK's exit from the European Union, scheduled for midnight on March 29, has been postponed from the European Council to the next 12 April, due to the continuing uncertainty caused by the failure to ratify by [...]

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The banking associations of Austria, Croatia, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia report that the articulated and detailed financial regulation entails for banks of medium and small size, in particular, disproportionate burdens and costs: beyond '80% of them is based in the States in which these Associations operate. Despite the reform package of [...]

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This morning, the Italian Banking Association and Assoconfidi signed a Memorandum of Understanding with which it intends to relaunch the collaboration between banks and trusts in the territories, in order to improve the financing conditions of micro, small and medium enterprises. The commitment of the two associations is to work together to enhance the activity and the guarantee [...]

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"Intelligences - Between natural and technological evolutions, between mind and emotions to know ourselves and the future that surrounds us" From 25 to 31 March returns the event for children organized by the banks with the coordination of the ABI, to stimulate the creativity of the youngest . Besides 70 cultural events in 45 city from north to south [...]

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Pay bills on the Internet safely, avoiding online fraud. Useful tips to avoid computer frauds related to invoices are also available on the CERTFin website - the public-private cooperative initiative aimed at increasing the cyber risk management capacity of banking and financial operators directed by AIB and [...]

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On the sidelines of the "Boardroom Dialogue" meeting, organized today in Frankfurt by the European Banking Federation FBE, the Director General of the ABI and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the FBE, Giovanni Sabatini, expressed great appreciation for the speech presented today by the President of the Supervisory Board of the Single Supervisory Mechanism, Andrea Enria. The Director General of the ABI declared: "The [...]

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The banks selected among the winners of the latest edition of the 2018 Innovation Banking Services Abi Prize are taking part today in the awards ceremony, in the presence of the President of the Senate Maria Elisabetta Alberti Casellati and the President of the Cotec Luigi Nicolais Foundation . The Recognition, established by the Presidency of the Council of Ministers and [...]

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The banks of the working group will deepen the RegTech, that is the technological innovation applied to the systems and procedures that contribute to ensuring the compliance of banks with regulatory requirements. Digitization and compliance: the Abi shipyard is going to delve into the so-called "RegTech", ie the technological innovation applied to the systems and procedures indispensable for banks to contribute [...]

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Abi and ANIA have signed a Joint Declaration for the valorisation of buildings, to improve energy efficiency and reduce the economic impact of seismic risk. This is a shared strategy between the banking and insurance sectors in line with the European vision that places the most general environmental, social and governance aspects at the heart of the [...]

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A reflection on several voices on the culture that gives rise to economic and financial choices. This is what the conference "Financial education for the growth of Italy, information, protection of savings, sustainability and culture" is scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday 27 February, in Florence, promoted by the Italian Banking Association (ABI) together with Acri , the Association of Foundations [...]

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During today's meeting Abi and Trade Unions - sharing the desire to implement a contract appropriate to the current context - have established the additional "suspension" until 31 May 2019 of the contract terms to 31 December 2018. This with the aim of allowing the comparison on all the themes of the renewal of the sector contract, to [...]

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Artificial Intelligence (Ia), in the sense of a technological paradigm able to replicate human reasoning, is already a reality in banks operating in Italy. On an overall level, almost 90% of the realities that participated in a first survey developed by ABI Lab has activated or is activating a project on artificial intelligence between [...]

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The data disclosed today by the CGIA of Mestre on the performance of loans to businesses do not correctly represent the phenomenon of support given by banks to companies. This was stated by the Deputy Director-General of ABI, Gianfranco Torriero, underlining that, in particular, the CGIA of Mestre considers only the so-called living uses, ie it does not take into account loans received [...]

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The further growth of the national real estate market passes for the restructuring of public and private buildings, through an improvement of access to funding for energy requalification (the so-called "green mortgage loans") and a greater awareness that the valorization of one's own property represents a important form of investment. This is what emerges from the second national round table on "Financing [...]

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Tuesday 29 January, in Milan, the event organized, in collaboration with Abi, by the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, together with the support of Banca Mediolanum, and dedicated to "Oeconomicae et pecuniariae quaestiones", the document of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and the Department for the Integral Human Development Service which collects "considerations for a [...]

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The environmental, social and corporate governance issues are part of the banks 'reporting activities and an integral part of the banking companies' strategies. According to the ABI data, considering the banks that fall within the scope of the 254 / 2016 decree and those that have published voluntary non-financial information, in [...]

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Launch of a shared project to strengthen the culture of accessibility of publications in the banking sector To spread the accessibility culture through periodic meetings and to promote training and info-educational initiatives aimed at raising awareness among the various stakeholders involved: this is the objective of the 'agreement signed today by the LIA Foundation - Accessible Italian Books and Italian Banking Association (ABI). [...]

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The next 18 January will be held at Palazzo Altieri in Rome - in the presence of the President of Abi, Antonio Patuelli, of the Director General of Abi, Giovanni Sabatini, of the President of the Einaudi Institute for banking, financial and insurance studies, Maurizio Sella , of the Minister of Economy, Giovanni Tria, of the Governor of the Bank of Italy, Ignazio Visco, and of the honorary President of [...]

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More than 3 billion euros, equal to an average of 645 million per year, so much are the investments allocated by Italian banks between the 2013 and 2017, to guarantee to customers even more secure branches, adopting more modern and effective protection measures and carrying out training activities for its employees. The results are coming, [...]

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Following the declaration of the Council of Ministers of the state of emergency in some municipalities of the province of Catania, the Abi invites banks to immediately implement the suspension of mortgages, as soon as the provisions and institutional ordinances will be published in the Official Gazette. The civil protection through a special ordinance will provide all the references for [...]

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Security, protection and confidentiality. Italian banks meet the needs of customers to make online transactions in an easy, fast and secure way. Technological presidiums, personnel training initiatives and ad hoc information tools have been developed to support and integrate general information campaigns aimed at citizens. For this reason […]

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The next December 31 expires the deadline set by the anti-money laundering legislation to extinguish still existing bearer books. Therefore, only a few days remain available to all those who have this type of booklet and must make it extinction within the terms established by law. For this it is essential that those who have a booklet to the bearer [...]

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For the second consecutive year, the bad loans accumulated by Italian banks decreased significantly in the 2018 (-39% in net terms), with a decrease of 25 billion compared to September 2017. This was favored, on the one hand, by the operations of decommissioning of NPLs by the banks and, on the other hand, by the confirmed reduction of the new [...]

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The national bilateral commission established by the Abi-Sindacati Agreement on trade policies and work organization of 8 February 2017 will be set up and operational, with which it will further contribute to directing, fostering and monitoring its implementation. With this spirit of sharing and collaboration, the Parties met yesterday in Rome confirming the priority of a consistent application of the Agreement [...]

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From 2009 to October 2018 were the SMEs that benefited from the initiatives put in place by the banks, assisted by Abi, to support the availability of credit. It was a huge effort at a time when the Italian economy experienced a phase of recession-stagnation between the deepest and most persistent [...]

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Updated guidelines for the valuation of properties guaranteeing credit exposures. News for hotels, shopping centers and agro-industries With a mortgage market that has exceeded 376 billion euros in September 2018, up 2,3% compared to last year, quality and efficiency of property valuations are key elements. I'm […]

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The next 31 December 2018 expires the deadline set by the anti-money laundering legislation to extinguish the still existing bearer books. The Abi sensitizes all those who hold these books to go to the bank to make their extinction within the period indicated above. Pursuant to current legislation, if the bearer of the book presented himself [...]

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Ossif's photography, the Abi research center on safety and the results of the latest report by the Intersectorial Observatory on Predatory Crime. Bank robberies are reduced by almost a third. In the first three quarters of the 2018, in fact, were 134 the shots made at the counter, with a decrease of 28,7% compared to [...]

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The Payments Show has touched all the technological innovations we have available. With 10 Mila attendance, 60 discussion sessions, over 30 workshops and 300 interventions, 200 accredited journalists, the three days of work have indicated concrete trends and perspectives. «The dematerialization of cash and digital innovations in the world [...]

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The new European Directive is at the center of the work of the second day of the conference that closes tomorrow in Milan. Promote a higher level of harmonization in the European retail payments market, taking into account the rapid technological development that characterizes the sector, and further increase the competition between the various operators, products and channels [...]

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Short and immediate, with clear answers to the many questions of every day. In Italian, but also in English, French, German, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Ukrainian, Tagalog and Hindi. It is the new edition of "Benvenuto in banca", the multilingual brochure to get to know the bank and use it with ease, with updated and expanded contents compared to the first [...]

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From the 7 to the November 9 the third edition of the event promoted by ABI to spread the culture of digital and innovation in the payment chain Payment systems as a common thread to read the profound transformations, technical and cultural, that the technological revolution is bringing in all areas of the business. And innovation as a context [...]

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From the 7 to the November 9 the third edition of the event promoted by ABI to spread the culture of digital and innovation in the payment chain Payment systems as a common thread to read the profound transformations, technical and cultural, that the technological revolution is bringing in all areas of the business. And innovation as a context [...]

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In the annual report of Abi Lab the photograph of users of Mobile Banking The bank in "mobility" is even more tailored to the customer. With the emergence of new technologies, in fact, the banks have been able to grasp the opportunities related to the development of this channel from the beginning, calibrating the offer with the expectations of the increasingly accustomed customer [...]

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Over 3.300 bank operators, of which 633 entered the last year. Italian banks continue to enhance customer service by telephone, chat, e-mail and social media, confirming the centrality of the contact center in the bank's multi-channel strategies. In the last year, in fact, the number of operators of bank contact centers has grown by 3% and is [...]

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8 million active customers from Mobile in 2017, up 68% compared to the previous year. In the annual report of Abi Lab the point on the development and potential of the bank in "mobility". Strong surge of active users who operate in "mobility" from Smartphone and Tablet: about 8 million in 2017, with a growth [...]

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As part of the process of digitizing the country, checks are also adjusted. This is thanks to the new procedure called "Check Image Truncation" (CIT) which transforms checks, once paid into a bank, into a digital document. The digital check replaces the original paper check and has full validity for every legal effect, reducing operational risks related to [...]

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With the introduction of the basic current account, the number of beneficiaries of a free account is extended. The financial inclusion of families and retirees with limited income is consolidated, thanks also to the latest legislative changes introduced in the field of asset management and payments. With the entry into force of the decree of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, [...]

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Despite an international downward revision of growth estimates, the Italian economy will grow by 1,3% per year over the three-year period 2018-2020. The reduction trend in impaired loans was strengthened: non-performing loans fell further by more than 40% between the end of 2017 and 2020 and NPL ratio, which returned to pre-determined levels. Credit increase [...]

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Financial and social inclusion tool and strategic choice to respond adequately to the specific requests of people with functional limitations, or with particular temporary needs (such as pregnant women, adults accompanied by children's branch), also through new and increasingly innovative technologies . Accessibility, in the banking world, is understood not only in the sense [...]

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The thirteenth annual Forum on Human Resources in the Bank is underway: retraining, sustainable development, productivity and lifelong learning true guarantees of employability The profound changes in organization and work brought about by digitization that contributes to impact on the definition of service strategies, the identification of new professions and the acquisition of new skills: this is the current scenario in [...]

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Increases the commitment of the banking world in the fight against cybercrimes through staff training initiatives, awareness campaigns for customers and technological devices. In the 2017, Italian banks have invested over 300 million euros to guarantee even more secure digital "operations" to customers. Retail customers who were victims of fraud were only [...]

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Abi and Unione Petrolifera have launched a joint information campaign on the promotion of electronic payment on the fuel distribution network. The two Associations share the objective of reducing the use of cash, aware that card purchases reduce the phenomena of illegality, robbery and theft and guarantee customers safe, fast and tracked payments. Cards […]

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Even more effective is the activity of defending the banking world against computer frauds: in the 2017, in fact, the banks operating in Italy have invested over 300 millions of euro to combat this criminal phenomenon through staff training initiatives, awareness campaigns of customers and a careful and continuous monitoring action, combining protection, confidentiality [...]

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The deadline is approaching to participate in the fourth edition of the "Finance for the Social" award, the initiative for young students in journalism, promoted by ABI (Italian Banking Association), FEDUF (Foundation for Financial Education and Saving) and FIABA (Italian Fund Abatement of Architectural Barriers). The award received the patronage of the National Order of Journalists. The initiative aims at [...]

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Information on products and services, customer assistance, promotion of local events and initiatives, technology, art, culture and entertainment, the most common topics of conversation. The latest trends in the survey of the Abi Observatory "Social and web" A photo, a video, an infographic on the web make the difference. And this is even more true on social networks. And how much […]

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In one year, bank robberies were reduced by one third, and in a year they fell by 32,8%, passing from 360 2016 to 242 2017. The decrease confirms the positive trend already recorded in recent years: from 2007 to today, in fact, the attacks have plummeted by 92%, (passing from 2.972 to 242 2017). [...]

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Banks operating in Italy play a decisive role in the field of social investments and culture, in fact, in the two-year period 2014-2015 have provided over 516 millions of euro against at least 50 thousand interventions a year in the territory. In the 80% of the cases the institutes have operated mainly at local and regional level to demonstrate [...]

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From August 2009 until March 2018 were accepted 439.729 applications for suspension of payment of installments for a total amount of residual debt equal to 126 billion euros and greater liquidity available to companies of 24,9 billions of euros. Furthermore, 26.951 applications for extension of the plan of [...]

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To favor companies' access to the market for the direct collection of financial resources, with particular attention to those companies that intend, in the context of growth and / or internationalization programs, to use solutions that diversify their financial structure and make contact with a wider audience of financial operators. This, in short, the objective of the agreement signed [...]

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The trend of increasing requests for access to the Fund established by the Ministry of the Economy and Finance for guarantees on first-time loans continues. In March, 2018 received, on average, over 300 questions per day through the 175 participating banks. At the end of March 2018 mortgage loans actually turned on [...]

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The Executive Committee of ABI, chaired by Antonio Patuelli, on the basis of a report by the General Manager Giovanni Sabatini, has begun the examination of the document "Draft of guidelines on the management of impaired and restructured exposures" put in consultation by the Banking Authority European (EBA) 8 March 2018. In the method, the Executive Committee first highlighted how the document [...]

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Economic situation in the strengthening phase: credit to households and businesses grows. Saturday 14 April the stage in Bolzano of the "Encounters on Territory" of ABI During the 2017 the economy of the Provinces of Trento and Bolzano showed a strengthening that has invested all the different economic sectors. Drawn by the liveliness of tourist flows and [...]

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Trentino-Alto Adige will be the theater of the sixteenth edition of the Meetings for the Development of the Territory, an initiative promoted by the Italian Banking Association to create opportunities for meetings, discussions and dialogue between representatives of the credit world, the business world and local institutions . Two distinct moments, the first dedicated to financial education and the second to [...]

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From 16 to 22 April 2018 returns the Festival of Creative Culture promoted by Abi and by the banks to bring young people aged 6 and 13 years closer to culture, thanks to a rich proposal of events, initiatives and workshops spread all over the National territory. The theme that will act as a common thread for all [...]

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Time, awareness, attention. It is the commitment required for those who want to access a mortgage. Carefully evaluating all the conditions for receiving funding, and comparing the various opportunities to choose the one most in line with your needs are in fact fundamental phases. Starting from these aspects, the training and informative path begins [...]

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Increasingly digital, the banking customer has now acquired full familiarity in managing advanced methods of contact and relationship with his bank. In the 2017 the percentage of users who use the Internet or mobile banking has reached 62% of the total customer, equal to about 18 millions of Italians. This is what emerges [...]

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Data Governance and Data Quality initiatives, enhancement of internet and mobile banking services, integration between channels, management and mitigation of cyber risk and digitalisation of processes and documents. These are the priorities in the technology investment programs of Italian banks that continue to focus on innovation and ICT (Information and Communication Technology). Indeed, the attention [...]

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Reward today in Milan at the Forum Abi Lab, the banks that have presented projects related to the digitalization and innovation of processes, the omnichannel offer, open banking and big data solutions and synergies between environment, technology and organization. At the eighth edition of the "Abi Prize for innovation in banking services", which is part of the National Award for Innovation ("Award of Prizes"), an initiative promoted by [...]

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Banks now have access to the website created by the Ministry of Justice to expand and make available information available to creditors on executive, individual and bankruptcy procedures, with a view to facilitating the efficiency of civil justice. The "Electronic register of forced expropriation procedures, insolvency procedures and [...]

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The Executive Committee of the Italian Banking Association, chaired by Antonio Patuelli, assessed the technical-legal analysis presented by the General Manager, Giovanni Sabatini, noted the improvements made to the text of the Addendum to the Guidelines of the BCE - SSM on impaired loans. In particular, the Executive Committee notes that the Addendum, in the version published on 15 2018 March, does not impose general obligations for [...]

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Security, protection and confidentiality. Banks effectively respond to the security needs of their customers, through technological controls, staff training initiatives and awareness campaigns. Every year, in fact, Italian banks spend more than 250 million euros for computer security and thanks to this intense work and the precious collaboration with [...]

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Antonio Patuelli, president of the Italian Banking Association, through a press release has announced that, next Wednesday, will express a comprehensive and in-depth evaluation of the news contained in the text of the "Addendum" of the ECB Supervision that must be examined legally in conjunction with the complex of the current industry standards and with the proposals made yesterday by the [...]

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The Report analyzes the dynamics, between the 2006 and the 2017, of the data of the consolidated financial statements relating to a sample of 120 banking groups - equal to about 75% of the European market -, which are observed from the patrimonial, income, productivity standpoint and efficiency. The most recent data available, related to the 2017 exercise, [...]

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The rates of non-performing Italian companies will fall to 2,1% at the end of the next two years, very close to the 2008 levels. The improvement concerns all the economic sectors, the territorial areas and the business dimensions, with a more contained dynamic for the micro enterprises, the companies of the Center-South and those active in the [...]

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"First mission for ABI and Italian banks in Albania, to assist and support companies that want to participate in the process of development and modernization of the country and its integration with our economy." He is the Chairman of the Committee for Internationalization of ABI, Guido Rosa, to reaffirm the support of the Italian banking sector to internationalization [...]

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An ad hoc web-based guide and info-graphic are the tools of the information campaign developed by Abi to provide practical advice to customers and to remember the main rules for the use of checks, bearer books and cash. communication campaign "How to use cash, checks, accounts and savings books [...]

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An information initiative that combines with the need for greater protection and security for the benefit of all citizens. The Abi promotes an awareness-raising initiative to recall the main rules for the use of cash, checks and bearer passbooks contained in the Legislative Decree n. 231 of 2007 which regulates prevention regulations [...]

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The fourth edition of the "Finance for Social" award, dedicated to practicing journalists and students of journalism schools, is underway to support their commitment to telling the importance of financial culture for the country. The initiative, launched for the fourth year by ABI (Italian Banking Association), Foundation for Financial Education and Saving (FEDUF) and [...]

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In relation to Unimpresa's declaration on the evolution of loans to companies, the Deputy General Manager of ABI Gianfranco Torriero preliminarily notes that for a correct comparison of loans granted to families and businesses on an annual basis, it is necessary to take into account, as indicated in the official documents of the Bank of Italy, including loans not recognized in [...]

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The 31 Credit Agreement extended to 2018 July 2015 which, among other things, allows the suspension of the payment of the installments' principal amount and the extension of loans for SMEs. Abi communicates this by highlighting the collaborative work for this new result with Alleanza delle Cooperative Italiane (Agci, Confcooperative Legacoop), Cia, Claai, Coldiretti, Confagricoltura, Confapi, [...]

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The agreement Abi-associations of consumers on "Suspension of the share of loans to households" has been extended until 31 July 2018. This was announced by the ABI, which takes stock of the periodic monitoring of the instrument of sustainability of the installments in favor of the families involved. Made in March 2015, the new moratorium for 12 months on the share capital [...]

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A "compass" to help savers orient themselves in the new context in terms of investment services: this is the goal of the information campaign promoted by the AI ​​in view of the new arrivals coming at the beginning of next year. The 3 January 2018 will enter into force in the European Union the Mifid2 Directive, evolution of the previous discipline on the services of [...]

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The forecast scenario disseminated by the economic analysis office of ABI, built as usual together with the Research Offices of the main banks operating in Italy, presents significant improvements in the growth prospects of the economy, both worldwide and, in particular, for Europe and for Italy. Compared to the recent past the risks of a downward revision of the forecasts [...]

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ABI Lab is carrying out the first experimentation on Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) applied to the interbank check, to simplify and standardize this process of reconciliation between banks, using the Corda platform created by R3. The aim is to verify the opportunities opened up by the use of this innovative technology to evaluate possible further applications to national and international banking processes. [...]

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ABI - in collaboration with ABI Lab, Polizia di Stato, CERTFin and Feduf - promotes the responsible use of technology and payment instruments with a guide explaining the basic rules to safely conclude e-commerce transactions, carefully use the cards and access securely from PC or mobile to channels [...]

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Bank robberies are decreasing. In the first nine months of the 2017, in fact, 188 were hit at the counter, with a decrease of 36,9% compared to the 298 of the same period of the previous year. The so-called risk index - that is, the number of robberies per 100 branches - which has passed [...]

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Strong is the commitment of the banking world in support of Renewable Energy Sources: in the 2016, in fact, the main banks operating in the sector, representative of the 40% of the sector in terms of total assets, have taken financing commitments for more than 2,3 billion EUR. The data is contained in the latest Abi Lab survey "Banks to support [...]

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"Italian banks in Vietnam with institutions and businesses to assist and support Italian and Vietnamese entrepreneurs in identifying the most suitable financial solutions to carry out new commercial operations and investment projects in the country." He is the Chairman of the Committee for the Internationalization of ABI , Guido Rosa, to reaffirm the support of the Italian banking sector to the internationalization of the economy [...]

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The two days Abi opens with Institutions, businesses and consumers on the role of credit for the development of the economy In a macroeconomic context that sees the recovery in Italy strengthen through the driving of exports and consumption, even if it requires further acceleration , the role of banks in the support granted to families and businesses is confirmed. [...]

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Two hundred and twenty-three million euro allocated to support the social economy in Italy. This is the new measure - established by decree of the Ministry of Economic Development (MISE) - for the provision of subsidized loans to support investment programs of social enterprises, social cooperatives and cooperatives with the status of ONLUS, in any sector and [...]

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With the development of the digital economy, the commitment of the banking world to the fight against cybercrime increases, through technological controls, staff training initiatives and customer awareness campaigns. Combining protection and confidentiality with the need of customers to "operate" on the move in an easy and fast way, banks guarantee customers digital "transactions" more and more [...]

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A great opportunity for information, dialogue and comparison on the present and on the future of payments. And, together, an incubator of ideas on innovation in financial services, and a confrontation meeting able to promote dialogue between banks, entrepreneurs, PA, professionals, institutions and citizens. All this is The Payments Exhibition - Payvolution, the organized event [...]

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In the annual report of Abi Lab the photography of users of Mobile Banking. The growing use of Mobile Banking in recent years is placing greater emphasis on the centrality of the customer within the offer of banks. With this in mind, the Abi Lab-Doxa study, contained in the Annual Report on Mobile Banking, created by the Abi Lab Consortium [...]

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Over 52 millions of phone calls and about 2,5 millions of e-mail and chat contacts in the 2016 More efficient, modern and multi-channel, the contact center of the banks evolves and changes with the habits of the Italians, more and more able to dialogue and operate with the bank also via Smartphone, Tablet and PC. In [...]

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5,6 million active customers from Mobile in the 2016. In the annual report of Abi Lab the point on the development and potential of the bank in "mobility". In 2016 5,6 million were active users of the bank in "mobility" with an increase of 11% of the number of customers from Smartphone and Tablet, with the first [...]

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Banks' initiatives in Italy on the suspension of installments or the extension of loans to SMEs are continuing at full speed. 30 2017 on June 16.697 were accepted applications for suspension of payment of installments for a total amount of residual debt equal to 4,8 billion euros and greater liquidity available to the [...]

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Close collaboration between Abi and the National Council of Chartered Accountants and Accounting Experts in the context of initiatives and projects for training and information on issues of common interest such as taxation, regulation and the latest news on both banking and financial issues, and on economic issues and social. This is the goal of the Memorandum of Understanding stipulated in [...]

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GDP growth at + 1,3% in the 2017 and stable on this level also in the following two years. The quality of banking assets between 2017 and 2019 improved, with an average annual reduction of 15% of net non-performing loans, and a decline in the ratio of net non-performing loans to loans of over 40% over the three-year period. Increase the [...]

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The results of the study on the activities and the public of the Festival of Creative Culture have been presented In the wide and articulated "Action Plan" to support art and culture, developed by the Italian Banking Association with the banks operating in Italy, the Festival of Creative Culture aims to bring together young people aged 6 [...]

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Between January 2015 and June 2017 the "First Home Guarantee Fund", instituted by the Ministry of Economy and Finance, made operational thanks to a memorandum of understanding with Abi (Italian Banking Association) and which sees the collaboration of 174 banks and financial intermediaries participating in the initiative, received 35.051 requests for access to state guarantees to light [...]

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The commitment of the banking sector is growing to combat the phenomenon of cybercrimes through technological devices, the latest generation of tools and increasingly innovative procedures that can detect and block transactions and behaviors that could prove to be cybernetic criminals' fraud attempts. Reconciling protection, confidentiality and security with the need of customers to do operations [...]

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