Central Banking

Brussels crafts principles for bank account access


Brussels on Wednesday published a set of principles to underpin a future law requiring that every citizen of the European Union (EU) has access to a basic bank account.

Thirty million EU constituents, or nearly 6% of the 27-country area's total population, do not have access to a basic bank account according to recent data.

Although the ability to make simple payments was a "necessary precondition" for participation in modern society, "accessibility to payment accounts and the related facility

To continue reading...

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have a Central Banking account, please register for a trial.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an indvidual account here: