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.
Table of Contents
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.