• 4 May 2016

    On 19 april, the European Commission unveiled its new plans for the digitization of the European industry. During the EUROFI seminar, the focus was set on the economic and monetary challenges, the new trends in the financial sector and the financing of the European economy. Finally, an informal ECOFIN meeting took place on 22 april.

  • 27 April 2016

    The European Commission has presented an action plan for changing the current VAT system and welcomes the new regulation on personal data protection which has been approved by the European Parliament. Furthermore, it has also proposed a set of new rules in the fight against tax evasion. 

  • 5 April 2016

    In the coming weeks, the European Commission will make a survey of all of the positions on insolvency regulation put forward by the various stakeholders. A public consultation round will also be started for the purpose of creating a positive EU environment for starters and investing in European infrastructure projects will become easier and more attractive thanks to an amendment to the Solvency II Act. 

  • 31 March 2016
    We have the pleasure of inviting you to the info session on Friday April 29, 2016 as a follow up to the info session on instant payments of September 2015. The purpose of this session is to inform you of the most recent developments in the field of instant payments.
  • 24 March 2016

    On March 10, 2016, the ECB took a number of monetary policy decisions pertaining to the interest rates, the assets bail-in programme and the refunding transactions. In addition, the European Council confirmed its aims in the field of migration, employmernt, economic growth and competitiveness, climate and energy.    

  • 15 March 2016

    On 1 March, the European Commission launched a 12-week public consultation to gather information from stakeholders on the Transparency Register. One day later, the Commission held it’s Public Hearing on the Retail Finance Green Paper. On 8 March, the Economic and Financial Affairs Council agreed its stance on a draft directive on the exchange of tax-related information on the activities of multinational companies.


  • 7 March 2016

    At the European Council meeting in February, EU leaders agreed on a new settlement for the UK within the EU. On the 24th of February, the European Banking Authority launched the 2016 EU-wide stress test exercise. One day later, the European Commission published its Digital Economy and Society Index, for which Belgium ranked as a good performer.

  • 3 March 2016

    Our annual networking event took place at BEL Brussels on March 2, 2016. Rik Vandenberghe, Chairman of Febelfin, set the tone for the evening right away by quoting Bob Dylan’s famous words ‘The times they are a changing’.

  • 24 February 2016

    The number of internet banking fraud cases remained at a stable level as compared to the 2014 figure. Febelfin wants to draw the attention to the need for constant vigilance as for the different kinds of fraud and also warns against a new fraud technique: bank card  phishing.

  • 16 February 2016

    At the ECOFIN meeting on February 12, 2016, the European Ministers of Finance reached an agreement on a concrete time schedule for the implementation of the measures in the fight against the financing of terrorism and tax evasion and took a closer look at the 2017 EU budget. A couple of days later, the European Commission made the ‘Online Dispute Resolution Platform’ operational.