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27.02.2017

London Stock Exchange Group (LSE) backs out of merger with Deutsche Börse AG (DB)

Things come in threes…for the third time merger attempts between LSE and Deutsche Börse are heading towards failure. Following the announcement of the merger, the European Commission opened an in-depth investigation on 28th of...[more]

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22.02.2017

Better Finance co-founds and participates in the launch of the European Platform for Financial Education

On the 22 February 2017, 9 European organizations and associations, including Better Finance, launched a new European Platform for Financial Education. The initiative responds to the need for financial education and to boost...[more]

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21.02.2017

Transparency in EU lobbying on Financial services: a long way to go

A study published by ALTER-EU has analyzed DG FISMA’s meeting with lobbyists. The study points out 3 alarming practices that run counter the transparency rules. Only 16% of the meetings held by DG FISMA with lobbyists are...[more]

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20.02.2017

EBA Report on High earners in EU banks: Bankers claim they are struggling to be profitable following stricter EU legislation (CRD IV) … but the number of high earners increased by 61.8% since 2013.

On the 2nd of February 2017, the European Banking Authority published its report on high earners in EU banks.  According to its report, the total number of high earners increased from 3.865 in 2014 to 5.142 in 2015,...[more]

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15.02.2017

The Council of the EU and the European Parliament reach an agreement on a regulation to guarantee greater financial stability for Finance Watch and Better Finance.

On the 14th of February representatives of the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament reached an agreement on a program to promote the involvement of consumers in policymaking in financial services.  As a...[more]

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07.02.2017

A pan-European Pension for Researchers: “Resaver” in the starting blocks

RESAVER: what is it?  Researchers are a highly skilled workers who are moving from one country to another to carry out their research activities. This can lead to complications regarding the transfer of state pensions and...[more]

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07.02.2017

“EIOPA’s fifth Consumer Trends Report, published in December 2016, alludes to various examples of mis-selling practices in EU member states” Better Finance Member Bund der Versicherten (BdV, Germany) reports

The report should be of particular interest to anyone who wishes to look beyond national borders to how policymakers in other EU countries are dealing with similar issues in the areas of life insurance, non-life products...[more]

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