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Consultation on access to a basic payment account

Consultation on access to a basic payment account

Policy field(s)
Retail financial services, financial inclusion

Target group(s)
All citizens and organisations were welcome to contribute to this consultation. Contributions were particularly sought from market participants, consumer and non-governmental organisations, national governments and national competent authorities.

Period of consultation
From 06.10.2010 to 17.11.2010 - closed.

Objective of the consultation
The Commission services are reflecting on measures to ensure that every consumer can access a set of basic payment services in the European Union. The objective of this consultation was to collect stakeholders’ views on the envisaged measures.

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Consultation on access to a basic paymentpdf(40 KB) Choose translations of the previous link 

Reference documents and other related consultations
More information on Bank accounts

Contact details
Responsible service: DG Internal Market and Services, Unit H3 – Retail issues, consumer policy and payment services
Postal address: European Commission, SPA2 4/69, BE-1049 Brussels

Number of responses received to this consultation

View the contributions
In the interests of transparency, organisations have been invited to provide the public with relevant information about themselves by registering in the Interest Representative Register and subscribing to its Code of Conduct. If the organisation is not registered, the submission is published separately from the registered organisations.

Results of consultation and next steps