June 25th 2014 – Public Banking for All Workshop.
A workshop hosted by Public Banking Forum of Ireland (PBFI) and Savings Banks Foundation for International Cooperation (SBFIC), a foundation set up by the German ‘Sparkassen’ or local public savings banks.
- Niclaus Bergmann:
Managing Director of the Sparkassenstiftung für internationale Kooperation (Savings Banks Foundation for International Cooperation, SBFIC) in Bonn, Germany.
- Dr. Jürgen Engel – SBFIC. Title: A Proposed Concept for an Irish Public Savings Bank System.
- Mark Fielding – ISME CEO
- Ned O’Hara – Postmasters Union
- Discussions Chaired by Peter Mathews
Mark Fielding ISME CEO
Mark Dearey of The Green Party
May 2014 – Fact Finding mission.
Dr. Jürgen Engel of the Savings Banks Foundation for International Cooperation (SBFIC) Visits Ireland on Fact Finding mission.
Dr. Jürgen Engel studied economics in Germany and in Switzerland. He holds a PhD from Basle University, Switzerland, were he lectured in international and monetary economics. He gained more than 30 years of banking experience focusing on capital markets, credit and risk management issues. During his career he worked for WestLB, Chemical Bank and Chase Bank in Düsseldorf, Brussels, London and NewYork. About 15 years ago he became independent banking advisor. Since then Jürgen has been coaching and training a number of financial institutions in the CEE and CIS regions. He is a frequent lecturer at international seminars and assisted the Savings Banks Foundation for International Cooperation (SBFIC) in various assignments supporting local banking sectors and the development of emerging financial markets and countries in transition. Presently Dr. Engel is acting as project manager on behalf of SBFIC developing a project to support and build a locally diversified banking system for Greece.
Dr. Jürgen Engel – Two day meeting with members of The Public Banking Forum. Also attending was Tom O’Callaghan Independent Postmasters Group, a representative for The Irish Post Masters Union, a representatives from Sinn Féin, The Green Party & Seamus Maye from the ISBA.
February 2014 – Dr Thomas Keidel DSGV & Christopher Simpson CIVITAS speak at The Public Banking for Ireland Seminar hosted by The Public Banking Forum of Ireland
Oct 2013 – Dr. Ellen Browns Public Banking Institute US visit to Ireland.
Dr. Ellen Brown, James Devaney, Anthony Migchels & Cathal Spelman.
June 2013 – Jim Miller formed The Public Banking of Ireland