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Sector Inquiries > Retail banking

Final report (31 January 2007)

Public hearing (17 July 2006)

Experts representing numerous stakeholders of the retail banking sector were invited to discuss the preliminary findings of the sector inquiry. The discussion focused the two areas highlighted in the Interim Reports: payment cards, and current accounts and related services.

Interim reports (April - June 2006)

Opening of the inquiry (13 June 2005)

  • Commission Decision initiating the inquiry COM de en fr pdf
  • Opinion of the Advisory Committee de en fr pdf
  • Communication by Commissioner Kroes in agreement with Commissioner McCreevy: Memorandum on sector inquiries in financial services (retail banking and business insurance) de en fr pdf
  • Press release: Commission opens sector inquiries into retail banking and business insurance. IP/05/719, 13.06.2005