The german banking system: characteristics and challenges

  • This Paper gives an overview of the German banking system and current challenges it is facing. It starts with an overview of the so-called ‘Three-Pillar-Banking-System’ and a detailed description of the current structure of the banking system in Germany. A brief comparison of the banking system in Germany with the ones in other European countries points out its uniqueness. The consequences of the financial crisis of 2007/2008 and further challenges for the German banking system are discussed, as well as the the ongoing debate around the question whether the strong government involvement should be sustained.

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Author:Patrick BehrGND, Reinhard H. SchmidtGND
Parent Title (English):SAFE white paper series, 32
Series (Serial Number):SAFE white paper series (32)
Place of publication:Frankfurt am Main
Document Type:Working Paper
Date of Publication (online):2015/12/10
Date of first Publication:2015/12/10
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2016/01/12
Tag:banks; government; regulation
Page Number:29
This is a first version of an article which is forthcoming in the Palgrave Handbook of German Banking.
Institutes:Wirtschaftswissenschaften / Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Wissenschaftliche Zentren und koordinierte Programme / House of Finance (HoF)
Wissenschaftliche Zentren und koordinierte Programme / Center for Financial Studies (CFS)
Wissenschaftliche Zentren und koordinierte Programme / Sustainable Architecture for Finance in Europe (SAFE)
Dewey Decimal Classification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 33 Wirtschaft / 330 Wirtschaft
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht