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Banking Law in Italy

Banking Law in Italy

Updated on Tuesday 02nd May 2017

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Banking-Law-in-Italy.pngBanking activities in Italy are regulated by a set of different rules of law. Italian legislation for banking activities is comprised of both national legal frameworks, as well as European rules, which were incorporated in the Italian Banking Law to comply with the legal requirements applicable at the level of the European Union (EU), as Italy is a member state of the Community. Our team of lawyers in Italy can offer legal assistance on the main regulations applicable here. 

Rules of law for banking activities in Italy 

Banking activities in Italy are regulated by numerous legislative regulations. In Italy, companies operating as banking institutions will need to comply with the main requirements imposed by the international, European and national regulations. 
The stability of the financial market in Italy is regulated at an international level by the below-mentioned supervisory institutions: 
The Financial Stability Board;
The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision;
The European System of Financial Supervision;
The International Organization of Securities Commission

European rules of law in Italy 

The Italian national legislation incorporated in its structure the directives applied by the EU. When referring to banking activities in Italy, the main rule which was incorporated in the national law is the Regulation No. 575/2013 (the Capital Requirements Regulation). This rule of law is available for all banks in Europe and it is also applicable to the investment companies operating on the European market. Also, Italy applies the Directive 2013/36/EU, on which our team of Italian lawyers can offer more information. 

National laws for banking activities  

The main legislation regulating the activity of banking institutions in Italy is the Consolidated Law of Banking, which is considered the primary source of legislation. Another important regulation is the Legislative Decree 58/1998, which refers to the financial activities in Italy
This country imposes secondary rules of law for banking activities and the supervision of such activities; our Italian law firm can offer in-depth information on this matter. Please contact our attorneys in Italy for legal assistance.  


  • Eric 2017-05-01

    helpful article!

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