Americans can 'have confidence' in banking system: Biden

President Joe Biden on Monday reassured Americans that their banking system is safe in the wake of the sudden collapse of SVB and the federal takeover of a second bank.

"Americans can have confidence that the banking system is safe. Your deposits will be there when you need them," he said in televised remarks from the White House.

Why banks postponed dividend pay

The road banks still have to travel to approach normalcy is strewn with pitfalls, despite the high profitability recorded in 2022. This is confirmed by the shift in their intention to distribute dividends by one year.

There are three main reasons for that decision, the first being banks' need to protect their profitability through stable and recurring profits.

Probe launched into alleged harmonized practices by Greek banks

The Competition Commission is expected to present a proposal for the case of suspected harmonized practices by banks before the summer. 

This will be followed by a decision by the plenary session of the watchdog before the end of 2023, in the event, of course, that the proposal finds violations of the competition legislation.