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07.12.2018

EU CAPITAL MARKETS 2019-2024: A NEW DEAL FOR INVESTORS AND USERS OF FINANCIAL SERVICES

For too long now individual investors and savers have been gradually crowded out of equity markets and pushed into frequently under-performing packaged products. To ensure long-term growth it will be crucial to rehabilitate...[more]

Category: Press Releases
06.12.2018

BETTER FINANCE WELCOMES THE ECON VOTE ON AMENDING THE PRIIPS REGULATION

BETTER FINANCE welcomes yesterday’s vote of the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee amending the Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products (PRIIPs) Regulation. BETTER FINANCE has always...[more]

Category: Press Releases
29.11.2018

MERCK WINS THE EUROSHAREHOLDERS’ AWARDS THANKS TO MOST SHAREHOLDER-FRIENDLY DIRECTOR’S PAY SYSTEM

28 November 2018 - Yesterday evening Euroshareholders, the shareholders branch of BETTER FINANCE, announced the winners of the 2018 Euroshareholders Awards at a ceremony in Wiesbaden, Germany. This year, the Euroshareholders’...[more]

Category: Press Releases
13.11.2018

EC PROPOSAL TO AMEND SOLVENCY II EQUITY CALIBRATIONS: AN OPPORTUNITY TO RETURN TO WELL-PERFORMING LONG-TERM LIFE INSURANCE PRODUCTS

Solvency II equity-to-own funds calibrations to be reduced to 22% in some cases to support long-term investments.[more]

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09.10.2018

REAL PENSION RETURNS ACROSS THE EU ON AVERAGE STILL TOO LOW AND OPAQUE

BETTER FINANCE has been monitoring the performance of EU pension and long-term savings since 2013, with its 6th edition of the “The Real Return” by now covering 16 countries and over 85% of the EU population. Unfortunately, the...[more]

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19.09.2018

ECON MEPS ADOPT A FINAL REPORT ON A “BASIC PEPP ” THAT WILL HURT PENSION SAVERS

BETTER FINANCE wishes to stress that providing EU citizens with a really safe PEPP is critical for their future pension adequacy. It is happy to see that the MEPs approved some of the improvements for pension savers it has been...[more]

Category: Press Releases
31.08.2018

STRONG WARNING ON THE PAN-EUROPEAN PERSONAL PENSION PRODUCT: BETTER FINANCE ONCE AGAIN ASKS EU LEGISLATORS NOT TO MISLEAD EU CITIZENS ON THE SO-CALLED CAPITAL “PROTECTION”

Summer has come and gone but the debate surrounding the PEPP’s “capital protection” feature remains on the table. With the ECON committee voting on the PEPP Regulation around the corner, BETTER FINANCE warns one last time that...[more]

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