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Here you will find the latest news from the auditing association and its associated companies.

19.02.2020 - Social engagement - also in terms of sustainability

For the auditing association of German banks (PV), whose main task is to reduce risks in the interest of the deposit protection system for private banks and thus to secure customer deposits by private banks, creating added value for its members and acting sustainably are not only desirable, but rather a matter of course responsibility.

The core task of the PV is to ensure lasting stability; this will only succeed if sustainability is also taken into account in our daily activities. For this reason, the auditing association of German banks adopted a sustainability strategy at the beginning of 2020, set up the Sustainable Office department and appointed the sustainability officer to head this department. The officer started her activity at the beginning of this year and pushes ahead with the implementation of the sustainability strategy in the PV group and is responsible together with the Executive Board. Siegel.png

Sustainable action represents an imperative to maintain competitiveness for the private banking sector and its associations and is pursued in the PV group with the corresponding seriousness. In addition to the economic perspective, ecological, social and community factors are also taken into account. In this way, the PV group will continue to be positioned as a reliable and proven partner in building long-term, stable economic success in society and, by consistently pursuing the goals set, will make allowance for sustainable aspects of life.

The PV's sustainability strategy is based on the German Sustainability Code (DNK), which contains 20 criteria for sustainable management to implement the strategy. As a concrete example of how PV contributes to the community (criterion 18), we support the Aktion Mensch Soziallotterie. This non-profit association supports important social projects and educational measures to improve the general living conditions of people with and without disabilities with around 200 million euros (funding 2018). We proudly present the seal of Aktion Mensch 2020 which we received for our support.

 

30.08.2019 - Strong interest in Eddies - currently 17 users

The number of Eddies users has more than doubled in the past 12 months. The following 17 European compensation schemes are now connected via Eddies:

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•Belgium

•Czech Republic,

•Germany (cooperative institutes),

•Germany (private banks),

•Germany (saving banks)

•Hungary,

•Ireland,

•Finland,

•France,

•Liechtenstein,

•Netherlands

•Norway,

•Romania

•Sweden,

•Slovakia,

•United Kingdom.

 

The platform serves European Deposit Guarantee Schemes to meet the legal / regulatory requirements for the secure exchange of information in cross-border compensation cases.

Due to the legal requirements (carrying out a cross-border stress test by June 30th, 2019 at the latest), the interest in Eddies is still high. On that basis discussions with further European compensation schemes for either the demo version or the full version of Eddies are ongoing.

If you are interested in Eddies or the free demo version do not hesitate to contact us directly. Please contact either Mr. Karp (t.karp@pvdb.de, Tel: +49221 16023105), Mr. Hartenfels (o.hartenfels@eis-treuhand.de, Tel: +49221 912697412) or Mrs. Coenen (r.coenen@eis-treuhand.de; Tel. +49221 912697413).

 

8.05.2019 - Confirmation of the information security management certification according to ISO 27001 based on IT-Grundschutz

In February 2019 the first surveillance audit regarding the existing ISO 27001 certification based on IT-Grundschutz was carried out. On 7 May 2019 the "Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik" (BSI) finally attested that we successfully passed the audit. This again confirmed the high standard of information security in the entire Auditing Association Group and the effectiveness of the measures taken for the purpose of a continuous improvement process.

30.11.2018 - Eddies welcomes BVR-ISG

Auditing Association welcomes BVR-Institutssicherung GmbH (BVR-ISG) - the DGS of the cooperative banking sector - as a new and now ninth contracting partner on Eddies. By now, Deposit Guarantee Schemes (DGSs) from the following countries participate in Eddies:

•Austria (private banks),

•Czech Republic,

•France,

•Germany (cooperative banks)

•Germany (private banks),

•Hungary,

•Norway,

•Sweden,

•United Kingdom.

Against the background of the legal requirement (carrying out a cross-border stress test by 30.6.2019 at the latest), interest in eddies is currently very high.In 2018, further nine european DGSs use the free demo version.

If you would like to get more information about Eddies or if you want to try the Eddies Demo Version please do not hesitate to contact either Mr. Karp (t.karp@pvdb.de; Tel: +49221 16023105) or Mr. Hartenfels (o.hartenfels@eis-treuhand.de; Tel: +49221 912697412).

 

18.10.2018 - 48th orinary general meeting in Hamburg

On 18.10.2018 the annual general meeting of the Auditing Association took place in Hamburg. The venue of the meeting was the "Museum am Rothenbaum- Kulturen und Künste der Welt" - better known as the former "Museum für Völkerkunde". The actual meeting took place in the historic lecture hall. In addition to the Report of the Board of Management on the year 2017 and the resolution to the discharge of the Advisory Board and the Board of Management, it was decided in particular to amend the statutes of the Auditing Association. The amendments essentially concerned the requirements for membership in the Auditing Association and the assessment basis for the membership fee.

After completion of the formal part of the meeting, Holger Schmieding, Chief Economist of Berenberg Bank, spoke on the topic "Europe in transition: In the field of tension between economic and political risks".In his speech, he also addressed current developments in the USA and China.

Afterwards, all guests had the opportunity to participate in a museum tour, including excursions to the South Seas or the Maya and a visit to the Māori House.

The general meeting was completed in the vaulted hall with a standing reception.As every year, it provided an opportunity to discuss bank-specific or general topics in a relaxed atmosphere with representatives of member banks.

 

04.04.2018 - Certified Information Security according to ISO 27001 based on IT-Grundschutz

Since 4 April 2018 the information domain of the Auditing Association of German Banks is certified according to ISO 27001 based on IT-Grundschutz. It is listed as a certified company at the "Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik" (BSI) under registration number BSI-IGZ-0314-2018.

Secure and reliable information processing is an essential business principle for the entire Auditing Association Group. Our member banks, customers and business partners have to trust that the information we receive is protected to a high degree. Information security with its dimensions of confidentiality, integrity and availability has therefore a high priority in the Auditing Association Group. With the performed certification we are now able to prove that we meet the high standards of the BSI for information security.

The official handover of the certificate took place on 15 June 2018 at the Bundesamt für Sicherheit und Informationstechnik (BSI) in Bonn.

left to right: Volker Conze (Information Security Officer of the Auditing Association Group), Bernd Kowalski (Department president of the BSI), Sebastian Podporowski (Member of the Management Board of the Auditing Association)

The Auditing Association Group was accompanied on its way to the certification by INFODAS GmbH, Cologne.

The certificate and further information can be found in the download area

 

01.11.2017 - Eddies welcomes Norway

In November 2017 the Bankenes sikringsfond - Norwegian Banks Guarantee Fund joined the Eddies-platform. By now, Deposit Guarantee Schemes (DGSs) from the following countries participate in Eddies:

•Austria (private banks),

•Czech Republic,

•France,

•Germany (private banks),

•Hungary,

•Norway,

•Sweden,

•United Kingdom.

Since October 2017 the Auditing Association of German Banks (AAGB) offers access to a free Demo Version of Eddies which is used at the moment by three additional DGSs.

Eddies is a web-based, multilateral exchange solution developed by the AAGB. Eddies offers an easy and secure solution for DGSs to exchange information using a central server. It is designed to assist DGSs in cross border payout scenarios. Data can be exchanged between participating DGSs through bilateral data exchange rooms. Particular attention was paid to security aspects within the exchange solution.

If you would like to get more information about Eddies or if you want to try the Eddies Demo Version please do not hesitate to contact either Mr. Karp (t.karp@pvdb.de; Tel: +49221 16023105) or Mr. Hartenfels (o.hartenfels@eis-treuhand.de; Tel: +49221 912697412).

 

27.06.2017 – Auditing Association of German Banks becomes an associate member of EFDI

With decision of the EFDI-Board by 27th of June 2017 the Audition Association of German Banks becomes an associate member of the European Forum of Deposit Insurers (EFDI). EFDI is an international non-profit association. The main objective is the promotion of european cooperation and the exchange to regulatory questions with reference to deposit insurance, investors compensation and crisis management. As in the past representatives of the Auditing Association and its associated companies were invited to european conferences and lectures of EFDI as a competent partner regarding to questions of deposit protection. The successful cooperation will be strengthened by the associate membership.

 

01.01.2017 - The "Go-Live" of Eddies - Successful Start of the Data Exchange Platform for European Deposit Insurance Systems

The implementation of the Deposit Guarantee Scheme directive poses many challenges for the European Deposit Guarantee Schemes (DGS). In addition to fulfilling compensation claims within shorter timeframes, executing stress tests and providing the systems with sufficient financial resources, international compensations are also to be carried out properly and in due time.

The question arises as to which way the sensitive data of the deposits eligible for compensation can be exchanged between the national systems. A standardized requirements profile was developed by an EFDI working group with the involvement of Auditing Association of German Banks (Prüfungsverband deutscher Banken e.V)(); the final profile "H2C Rulebook" was published in September 2016 and also includes the prerequisite for a web-based central exchange platform.

The Auditing Association of German Banks with support from the Deposit Protection and Trust Company (Einlagensicherungs- und Treuhandgesellschaft mbH) have recently begun to set up this exchange platform under the name "Eddies" (European DGS to DGS Information Exchange System. Having central access to current contact details of the other DGS's at all times, as well as the possibility to upload large files, are major advantages of this central exchange platform in comparison to alternative transmission methods such as emails.

Eddies is ISO27001 certified and fully complies with all requirements of the H2C Rulebook.

Eddies has been in live operation since 01 January 2017.

 

18.11.2016 – Certified Information Security according to ISO 27001 (native) for the data exchange platform Eddies.eu

The central data exchange platform for European Deposit Guarantee Schemes has been certified as of 18 November 2016 according to ISO/IEC 27001 (native). ISO/IEC 27001 is an information security standard developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

The effectiveness of the Information Security Management System set up for the data exchange platform to safeguard the IT protective objectives of confidentiality, integrity and availability of information could thus be confirmed externally. Examination and issuing of the certificate was carried out by Fox Certification GmbH, Stuttgart.

left to right: Florian Thiessenhusen (INFODAS GmbH), Sebastian Podporowski (Member of the Management Board of the Auditing Association), Volker Conze (Information Security Officer of the Auditing Association Group), Thorbjörn Karp (Member of the Management Board of the Auditing Association), Aykut Bader (Fox Certification GmbH)

The Auditing Association Group was accompanied on its way to the certification by INFODAS GmbH, Cologne.

The certificate and further information can be found in the download area .

 

16.03.2016 – Auditing Association of German Banks becomes an associate member of IADI

With decision of the executive council the Audition Association of German Banks becomes an associate member of the International Association of Deposit Insurers (IADI). IADI is a global standard-setting body for deposit insurance systems. It contributes to the stability of financial systems by enhancing the effectiveness of deposit insurance and promoting international cooperation on deposit insurance and bank resolution arrangements in active partnership with other international organizations. IADI draws upon its membership to provide guidance on the establishment or enhancement of effective deposit insurance systems.

 

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