This book describes the different banking systems of the twelve European Community countries and examines how they were affected by the Single European market of 1992. Exploring the implications of relevant EC legislation, the book highlights the problems that face financial institutions trying to expand their European operations and draws lessons from the efforts of major European banks to safeguard their own markets and independence in a more competitive European environment.
List of Figures and tables. Preface. List of Abbreviations. 1. Introduction to banking in the European Community 2. The European Community and the single market programme 3. The current position and the Commission’s approach 4. The legislative measure 5. Banking Strategies for 1992 6. Preparations and attitudes of the major UK banks 7. Economic aspects of a single market in financial services 8. Conclusions 9. Afterthought: breaking down the barriers. Appendices. Index.
Current interest in the history of money and banking remains strong and it is opportune to survey developments both in the UK, USA, Europe and Asia. This set provides historical analysis which incorporates research from the early twentieth century onwards in a form that is both accessible to students of money & banking and economists, economic historians and bankersThis set re-issues 38 volumes originally published between 1900 and 2000. It charts the history of early banking, discusses banking in the UK, Europe,Japan and the USA, analyses banks as multinationals, the UK mortgage market, banking policy and structure and examines specific sectors such as gilts and gold.