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The Agency Hosts a Meeting of the European Forum of Deposit Insurers’ PR Committee

Date: 19.09.2017

On 5 September Moscow hosted a regular meeting of the PR Committee of the European Forum of Deposit Insurers (EFDI), a regional professional association of deposit protection and investor compensation schemes from more than 40 European countries including Russia. This time the international event was organized by the State Corporation “Deposit Insurance Agency” (DIA). The meeting was attended by representatives of Armenia, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Montenegro, and the Netherlands.

The attendees investigated a number of topical issues related to various mechanisms of communication support that are used by deposit insurers for facilitating protection of deposit-taking institutions’ depositors and resolving commercial banks.

EFDI attendees discussed strategic approaches and practical aspects of outreach activities within national deposit insurance systems and ways to improve the performance of communication technologies being implemented pursuant to the EU Directive on Deposit Guarantee Schemes. A lot of attention in the discussion was paid to issues of raising financial awareness of, and establishing systems for intensive interaction with, the public, including interaction with the use of TV and Internet technologies.

In speaking at the meeting, Yuri Isaev, Director General of DIA, noted the importance of the Russian Deposit Insurance Agency’s participation in various activities of the European Forum of Deposit Insurers. “By sharing their practical experience deposit insurers in the region improve their performance and contribute to the growth of public acknowledgement of deposit insurance”, he emphasized.

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