At the 7th Convention on Co-operative Banks of the European Association of Cooperative Banks (EACB) in Brussels, Franco Taisch took part in Panel 2 on the topic of “Designing new proximity models in the era of digitalisation”.

The panel discussed the digital trans­formation in the financial sector and how co-operative banks are re-designing their proximity models. In the light of some examples presented the following questions have been addressed: what are the challenges and what the opportunities? Is the relation­ship banking model over? How is the regulatory environment affecting the transformation?