01 May 2004

Banking Consolidation in the EU

Overview and Prospects

Georges Pujals / Rym Ayadi

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The banking sector in Europe is at a turning point in its history. This research report provides a complete and up-to-date picture of the consolidation process that took place in the European banking industry during the 1990s and offers a structural, economic and strategic analysis of the sector. The authors also identify new challenges facing supervisory authorities and their likely responses to ensure financial stability.