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COVID-19 - Impact on Financial Sector - 17 March 2020

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Please find below a summary of COVID-19 developments relevant to financial service clients; these alerts are exclusively dedicated to following up on the financial regulators’ responses to the crisis. We wish you and your loved ones well.

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Febelfin announces that banks receive clients only by appointment


According to sector organisation Febelfin, Belgian banks will receive customers by appointment only during weekdays from this Wednesday 18 March on. Banks remain available both during the week and on weekends to speak to their customers by phone or through remote means. The ATMs continue to work and mobile banking, internet banking and digital payment are also possible at any time, including weekends. This situation is evolving and may change in the coming period. In view of the seriousness, customers are requested to carry out banking transactions digitally and that they contact their bank remotely.
16/03/2020 FSMA - Short seling

FSMA announces prohibition of short selling and similar transactions on the regulated market of Euronext Brussels, pursuant to Article 23 of the Regulation (EU) no. 236/2012 of the European Parliament (SSR).

It concerns shares of (amongst others) AB Inbev, Ageas, Barco, GIMV, KBC Group, Kinepolis Group, WDP, etc. You can find the full list of the shares concerned in Attachment 1.


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