A public petition to abolish or reduce bank charges gathered almost 10,000 signatures earlier this year.
Finance minister Pierre Gramegna was also present at the parliamentary hearing. He said that he would meet banks to see what they could do for people who are not familiar with the internet or who have mobility problems. However, he warned that not everything would be for free: “this government considers that it should impose anything on banks. But we can encourage them” to consider the issue.
He also suggested mobile bank branches, which could go from village to village, which might compensate the closing of some local branches.