Speech president Knot 'The Future of Banking'

Date 12 November 2012
Time 12:00 pm
Location Conferentie Financierings-Maatschappij voor Ontwikkelingslanden N.V. (FMO)
Speaker Klaas Knot

On 12 November 2012, President Knot delivered a speech on the theme 'an intensive regulation and MSME financing coincide?'.

Messages in the speech

  • Intensified regulation, while necessary to solve some problems, does not suffice
  • The banking sector should embrace a customer-oriented approach, and have as its core task servicing the real economy
  • The western world can also learn from banking initiatives in emerging economies
  • New, tighter regulation need not necessarily affect MSME banking, provided we take a proportionate approach.