2013

 
​The Danish Bankers Association agrees with the Productivity Commission that recommends stronger economic incentives for students, and encourages the politicians to reform higher education.
 
New figures: The property market statistics for Q3 confirms the picture of a broken housing market, where prices on houses are falling while freehold flat prices are increasing. For both types of housing, it is a ray of hope that the reductions are reduced and selling periods are decreasing.
 
​The Growth Fund's new micro loans are according to the Danish Bankers Association good news for small businesses which thus will help them realise their business plans.
 
​The economic recovery does not seem to affect the Danish gift budget. However, there are better chances of bigger Christmas presents in Jutland than in Zealand. This is according to a new survey conducted by A&B Analyse for the Danish Bankers Association.
 
​A new analysis by the Danish Bankers Association shows that Danes’ investment behavior depends on their marital status, ancestry or place of residence.
 
​The House of the Financial Sector housed a new competition in economics for Danish upper secondary school students.
 
​Tuesday 3 December, the finals for the Economic Adviser Talent of the Year will be held, where nine teams from the country’s upper secondary schools are to compete to become the Economic Adviser Talent of the Year.
 
​The Danish Bankers Association is pleased that there now is an approaching solution on the challenges with enforcement of digitally entered loan agreements.
 
​Today, the Danish Bankers Association publishes a new management code. This is a direct response to the crisis’ cases of poor management, management betrayals and inappropriate management structures.
 
​The financial crisis and the impacts of it have shown that parts of the banking sector has been characterised by bad leadership and unsuitable management structures. Dispositions based on too much optimism have been made, and we have seen examples of clear management betrayal and bad business morals.
 
​Banks are often accused of not being willing to fund entrepreneurs, and thereby not supporting economic growth in society. It is a misconception that might be related to the concepts of risk capital and loan finance, which are frequently confused with one another.
 
​Upcoming regulation from the European Commission promotes the efficiency of the securities market.
 
​Four out of five in the age of 6-17 years receive pocket money from their parents, and every other young person between 13 and 17 years has an after-school job, where they earn their own money. But that does not necessarily mean that they have control of personal finances. A new study shows that many young people take expensive consumer loans and do not save up. Therefore, Mathematics Day on 14 November focuses on finances with the educational material 'Funny Money', where pupils learn about budgets, savings and loans.
 
​The Danish Bankers Association would be pleased to participate in the committee, which is to create an ethic code on good tax counselling.
 
​Report: The Danish Payment Council’s ’’Report on new payment solutions’’ raises the knowledge level for the ongoing debate on the development of the payment infrastructure in Denmark.
 
​Things are going in the right way for the Danish banks. Capital adequacy has increased and write-downs decrease. However, low earnings still characterise the sector.
 
​The Danish Bankers Association has received reports of bank robberies for the third quarter of 2013. The trend with few robberies against the physical branches continues.
 
​The banks modernise the large and robust systems that send money around in the Danish society. In November, a milestone will be passed towards a modern payments infrastructure.
 
​The number of bank branches in Denmark decreases as more and more Danes use the banks’ digital solutions.
 
​The latest figures from the IMF confirm that the Danish banking sector is one of the most solid in the OECD.
 
​Credit institutions' lending to businesses has fallen in Europe since the crisis. But it is still high in Denmark.
 
​New half year figures from the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority show that the Danish banks are well on the way out of the crisis. This strengthens the base for meeting an increasing loan demand when the crisis turns.
 
​New figures from Denmark’s Central Bank show that the interest margin has fallen half a percentage point over the past 15 months. The decrease is mainly caused by calm financial markets and fewer write-downs.
 
​New figures from the Housing Market Statistics show a general improvement in prices in the housing market. But there are still considerable variations in terms of location and type of housing. See how prices have risen here
 
​Sales prices rise for the sixth consecutive quarter. Yet, there are still only as a few homes traded today as during the financial crisis. This is what new figures from the Housing Market Statistics show.
 
​Starting today, the Danish consumers can click through to a new price portal, and see what a basic deposit account costs in the Danish, Greenlandic and Faroese banks
 
​The Danish economy is on the rise again. Figures from Statistics Denmark prove this. But consumer spending is still lagging behind. If we really want to get the Danish economy going, the Danes must start spending of their record high savings.
 
​New figures from Denmark’s Central Bank show that the Danes’ total savings have increased by 165bn DKK during the crisis. Every fifth Dane has over 100,000 DKK in bank deposits. The size of deposits rises with educational level and age. Geographically, citizens of Northern Zealand and Western Jutland have most money in the bank.
 
​Today's interest figures from the Central Bank of Denmark supports that interest rates remain low, partly due to sound public finances.
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