France's banking monopoly cracks open

Author: | Published: 11 Dec 2017

The government has progressively opened its long-standing banking monopoly to new credit providers, but only in a limited fashion – for now

Under European regulations, the basis for a banking monopoly is solely to prohibit firms other than credit institutions to carry out the business of taking deposits or other repayable funds from the public. The objective is to protect the public against the risk of insolvency or illiquidity of entities that, while receiving deposits, may be tempted to engage in transformation or leverage without being subject to applicable regulations. This objective of the banking monopoly has generally been well received and remains unchallenged....



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