The Swedbank Group
Swedbank participates directly and indirectly in several domestic and international bank industry associations, e.g. the Swedish Bankers’ association, The Swedish Securities Dealers Association (SSDA), Insurance Sweden, the European Savings and Retail Banks Group (ESBG), the European banking Federation (EBF) and in the Institute for International Finance (IIF).
Swedbank receive information about the regulatory development relevant for the bank from these organizations and contribute from time to time in the preparation of these organisation’s position papers usually written as a reply to public consultations on draft legislation or draft regulation.
Swedbank staff do also from time to time participate and contribute to the work in reference groups and committees set up by the authorities in order to have a dialogue with the banking industry regarding upcoming legislation. The bank’s participation in these kind of groups is in most cases organised by one or more of the trade organisations in which Swedbank participates.
The bank also from time to time participate in direct dialogs regarding upcoming legislation and regulation with the national government services, other public authorities and legislators in its home countries and at the EU level.
Swedbank does not knowingly support – financially or otherwise – political parties of any kind directly or indirectly.