Financial Crisis and Trust. Lessons, consequences and opportunities-
Financial services rely fundamentally on customers' confidence in the financial service providers. This confidence has been severely shaken by the current financial and economic crisis. Therefore, this year s Banking Seminar fits very well with the European Forum Alpbach s general topic, Trust . We will focus on basic issues of customer confidence and reactions to the crisis of trust, both national and international. The Banking Seminar will close with a session on the consequences and lessons resulting from the financial crisis.