Press Releases

  • November 2020
    European Consumer Credit Market Contracted in First Half of 2020
  • June 2020
    Annual survey results show moderate growth in 2019 European consumer credit market.
  • April 2020
    Eurofinas and its members remain committed to ensuring the wellbeing of consumer borrowers during the Covid-19 crisis and the subsequent period.
  • December 2019
    European Consumer Credit Market Shows Moderate Growth in First Half of 2019
  • 1 November 2019
    New Board of Directors appointed at Eurofinas
  • December 2018
    European Consumer Credit Market Shows Broad-Based Growth in First Half of 2018
  • June 2018
    European Consumer Credit Market Continues Positive Trend In 2017
  • July 2018
    Eurofinas Releases Updated Version of “National Codes of Conduct for Consumer Lending”
  • May 2018
    Launch of the 2018 edition of the joint Eurofinas Roland Berger survey on "The Future of European Consumer Finance"
  • November 2017
    Eurofinas welcomes European DataWarehouse, the designated securitisation repository in Europe, as associate member
  • November 2017
    Alain van Groenendael, Chairman of BNP Paribas Personal Finance, appointed new chairman of Eurofinas
  • December 2016
    Eurofinas Appoints New Legal and Policy Committee Chair
  • October 2016
    Eurofinas and 7 other European leading financial services trade associations have issued a new paper highlighting the importance of securitisation for jobs and growth in Europe.
  • June 2016
    European Consumer Credit Market Shows Double Digit Growth in Q1 2016
  • April 2016
    Eurofinas and Leaseurope in cross-sector consensus on EU proposals to revive European high quality securitisation
  • April 2015
    Romanian Banking Employers Association CPBR Joins Eurofinas as Full Member
  • March 2016
    European consumer credit market finishes 2015 on a high note
  • December 2015
    Board of Directors appoints Leon Dhaene as Eurofinas new Director General
  • PRESS RELEASE - release of the updated version of Eurofinas brochure on the “National Codes of Conduct for Consumer Lending”
  • June 2015
    Eurofinas releases updated version of its brochure on the “National Codes of Conduct for Consumer Lending”
  • June 2015
    Strong start to 2015 for European Consumer Credit market according to Eurofinas quarterly Survey for Q1 2015
  • June 2015
    European Consumer Credit Market sees consolidated growth in 2014
  • April 2015
    Eurofinas and Roland Berger launch ‘Future of European Consumer Finance’ Survey
  • March 2015
    European consumer credit market ends 2014 in a strong position according to results of the latest Eurofinas quarterly survey
  • March 2015
    Chief Executive Officer of Volkswagen Finans Sverige, Jens Effenberger appointed new Eurofinas Board Member
  • February 2015
    Appointment of a Chair for Eurofinas’ Task Force on Prudential Regulation
  • February 2015
    Appointment of a Chair for Eurofinas’Task Force on Prudential Regulation
  • January 2015
    New Chair appointed for Eurofinas' Legal & Policy Committee
  • January 2015
    QuickSign, a market leader in solutions for paperless B2C contracts management joins Eurofinas
  • November 2014
    The Council reaches agreement on IMD2 – But what are the practical implications?
  • September 2014
    European consumer credit market on steady growth path in Q2 2014 according to Eurofinas' latest statistical survey
  • June 2014
    Bancassurance leader AXA MPS (Italy) joins Eurofinas as Associate Member
  • June 2014
    Annual Survey results show European consumer credit market finally sees recovery in 2013
  • March 2014
    Italian arms of Experian and PwC join Eurofinas as associate members
  • March 2014
    European Parliament vote on data protection: significant impact for retail borrowers
  • March 2014
    Óscar Crémer Ortega, ASNEF’s President and Commercial Director, BBVA Consumer Finance España, appointed new Eurofinas Board Member
  • March 2014
    Quarterly Survey results show European consumer credit market remains on growth path in Q4 2013
  • February 2014
    European Parliament votes its Report on the Insurance Mediation Directive
  • January 2014
    EP Report on the Insurance Mediation Directive adopted: a differentiated approach between the different distribution channels maintained
  • December 2013
    Eurofinas showcases research conducted at national level to boost awareness of consumer credit markets across Europe
  • November 2013
    European consumer credit market stable overall in first half of 2013 according to Eurofinas first semester 2013 Biannual Statistical Survey
  • October 2013
    Eurofinas re-appoints Valentino Ghelli, President of Compass and Vice Chairman of Assofin, the Italian Consumer and Mortgage Credit Association, as its Chairman for an additional term of two years effective as of 1 November 2013
  • October 2013
    European Parliament Committee vote on data protection: retail borrowers to suffer from the Parliament overly prescriptive approach
  • June 2013
    Annual Survey results show Eurofinas consumer credit providers experienced renewed difficulties in 2012.
  • January 2013
    EBF/Eurofinas event on data protection looks at implications of the proposed EU data protection reform for financial services providers
  • December 2012
    European consumer credit market experienced stall in recovery in first half of 2012 according to Eurofinas latest statistics survey
  • November 2012
    New Chair appointed for Eurofinas' Legal & Policy Committee
  • November 2012
    Eurofinas appoints Valentino Ghelli (IT) as its new Chair for a two-year term.
  • November 2012
    Eurofinas welcomes the adoption of the European Parliament’s own-initiative report on the transposition of the Consumer Credit Directive.
  • October 2012
    New edition of the Eurofinas Financial Education E-Publication just released – Financial Education remains a top priority for the consumer credit industry
  • October 2012
    Eurofinas takes part in the panel on consumer over-indebtedness at the 'EBA Day on Consumer Protection' organised by the European Banking Authority in London on 25 October.
  • July 2012
    European consumer credit market saw weakened activity levels in Q1 2012 according to the latest Eurofinas Q1 2012 Quarterly Survey results
  • July 2012
    EC proposal for the Insurance Mediation Directive 2: Avoiding a one-size-fits-all approach is key
  • June 2012
    Annual survey results show European consumer credit market improving in 2011.
  • April 2012
    Global creditor protection insurer MetLife joins Eurofinas as Associate member
  • March 2011
    Differentiated regulatory treatments required for insurance intermediaries
  • March 2012
    Shallow growth in the European consumer credit market for Q4 2011 according to Eurofinas quarterly statistics survey
  • January 2012
    Eurofinas announces release of a unique report on fraud in consumer lending and data protection
  • December 2011
    Now available: Exclusive report by Eurofinas that contributes to greater understanding of consumer credit statistics existing at the European level
  • November 2011
    Global credit reporting leader CRIF joins Eurofinas as associate member
  • November 2011
    Eurofinas announces new Board of Directors with Pedro Guijarro re-appointed as Chairman
  • October 2011
    Sixth Consumer Market Scoreboard: The Right Priorities?
  • October 2011
    Major USA-based automotive finance company chooses White Clarke Group's solution for eight countries
  • September 2011
    Eurofinas responds to OECD consultation on G20 draft high-level principles on financial consumer protection.
  • July 2011
    Global Predictive Analytics Leader FICO joins Eurofinas as Associate Member
  • May 2011
    Annual survey results clearly show a European consumer credit market stabilising in 2010 with a more positive outlook for 2011
  • May 2011
    Eurofinas urges Commission to consider alternatives on EU Collective Redress
  • 31 March 2011
    EC proposal for a Directive on Mortgage Credit: Eurofinas calls for focused debate
  • 24 March 2011
    Eurofinas welcomes the European Parliament’s vote on the Consumer Rights Directive
  • March 2011
    Eurofinas calls for wider coverage of Alternative Dispute Resolution schemes in the EU
  • March 2011
    Eurofinas proud to welcome the White Clarke Group as Associate Member
  • January 2011
    Consumer credit industry clearly committed to financial education according to a Eurofinas survey on financial education
  • December 2010
    More Moderate Decline in European Consumer Credit for Q3 2010 is a Positive Sign for 2011
  • 7 July 2010
    Eurofinas acts to protect the consumer credit industry from a damaging ISO standard
  • 30 June 2010
    Eurofinas welcomes a new member, the Lithuanian Consumer Finance Association
  • 3 June 2010
    Eurofinas latest figures showing downturn in 2009 for European consumer credit; little growth expected in 2010 by lenders
  • 15 March 2010
    Latest results of Eurofinas survey for the fourth quarter of 2009 show improvement in European consumer credit market figures.
  • 3 February 2010
    Eurofinas on responsible lending and borrowing: financial education has a key role to play
  • 22 January 2010
    Eurofinas welcomes the Danish Finance and Leasing Association (Finans og Leasing) as a full member
  • 19 January 2010
    The Consumer Rights Directive: an ill-suited framework for the lending market
  • 6 January 2010
    Eurofinas calls for a more uniform interpretation of existing rules on data protection by EU Member States.
  • 8 December 2009
    Responsible retail lending in Europe: business case for heavy-handed and undifferentiated European regulatory approach still to be made
  • 1 December 2009
    Eurofinas welcomes the European Commission's Communication to the Council and the European Parliament recommending that no amendments be made to the Distance Marketing of Consumer Financial Services Directive.
  • 13 October 2009
    Eurofinas stresses the important role consumer credit providers can play in the field of Financial Education
  • 10 October 2009
    Eurofinas and Leaseurope 2009 Annual Conventions in Prague - A resounding success
  • 4 October 2009
    Pedro Guijarro is appointed new Chair of Eurofinas by the General Assembly on 4 October
  • 4 September 2009
    Responsible retail lending in Europe: first identify what and where the real problems are before considering any European initiative
  • 15 June 2009
    Eurofinas welcomes the publication of the report of the Expert Group on Credit Histories set up by the European Commission and stresses the importance of non-discriminatory access conditions to credit data
  • 20 February 2009
    Eurofinas urges European Commission to maintain its commitment to better regulation in the field of retail financial services
  • 22 January 2009
    Eurofinas welcomes the publication of the European Commission's European Financial Integration Report
  • 27 November 2008
    Eurofinas welcomes a new member
  • 7 April 2008
    Eurofinas welcomes the adoption of the Consumer Credit Directive by the Council and insists that common interpretation and proper implementation by Member States are paramount
  • 16 January 2008
    Eurofinas welcomes the adoption of the Consumer Credit Directive by the European Parliament, but regrets some of the missed opportunities
  • 20 November 2007
    Press release on Single Market Review
  • 11 October 2007
    Pierantonio Rumignani appointed new Chairman of Eurofinas
  • 20 September 2007
    CCD : Eurofinas calls on the Members of the European Parliament to take a critical look at the text adopted by the Council so as to bring about the changes that are necessary for the Directive to deliver its objectives
  • 4 July 2007
    Eurofinas comments on the European Commission's Green Paper on Retail Financial Services
  • 8 May 2007
    Eurofinas and EuroCommerce warn against the very negative impact the proposed Consumer Credit Directive would have on point of sale finance
  • 20 April 2007
    Eurofinas raises its concerns on the Consumer Credit Directive as the text currently being negotiated at Council level will not develop the internal market for consumer credits
  • 5 December 2006
    Eurofinas welcomes the decision of the Finnish Presidency not to force through an agreement on the Consumer Credit Directive

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