Key issues

Key issues

AFME works with its members to represent the industry's position on the key issues facing Europe's financial markets.

Banking union

The Banking Union project was launched in 2012, with legislative proposals for the creation of a Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM). The following year the Commission tabled proposals for the creation of a Single Resolution Mechanism which would complement centralised SSM supervision.

Bank structural reform

AFME and its members are actively engaging on bank structural reform measures.


AFME is working with its members to minimise the potentially harmful impact of Brexit.

Capital markets union

Capital markets union (CMU) is a flagship initiative of the European Commission.

Financial Transaction Tax

AFME is opposed to the FTT because of its negative impact on end users and the wider economy.

Funding for growth

AFME is providing practical support for the European Commission's growth agenda.

Insolvency reform

AFME is working with its members to make a positive contribution to the European insolvency reform debate.


AFME is working with its members ahead of MiFID's January 2018 launch.


AFME advocates securitisation as a vital funding tool in Europe and a channel for borrowers to access the capital markets.

Shadow banking

AFME’s actively engages with regulators on shadow banking issues.