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11.07.2014

Conflicts of interests in financial advice: the European Regulator as an unintentional ally of the big banks?

In an ideal world there would be no “inducements”, and product providers would definitely not be paying commissions – whether directly or indirectly- to so-called “advisors”. But we are not in an ideal world, we are in...[more]

Category: Press Releases
30.06.2014

EIOPA Chair: «We created a monster»

Reykjavik, 27 June 2014 - Gabriel Bernardino, the Chairman of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA), gave an impassioned and encouraging speech on « EIOPA’s priorities for consumer protection »...[more]

Category: Press Releases
04.06.2014

London, 4 June 2014: the European financial consumer exclusion day?

Better Finance and other European organisations representing savers and financial users were quite disappointed by today’s «Consumer Protection Day » jointly organised by the three European financial Supervisory Authorities...[more]

Category: Press Releases
20.05.2014

Widespread support for the protection of financial end-users across the European political spectrum

A few weeks ago, Better Finance sent out the Better Finance Questionnaire to all candidates and major political parties and groups in the EU aimed at informing the European voters of what each candidate stands...[more]

Category: Press Releases
14.05.2014

Review of the Shareholder Rights Directive: Better Finance asks for free of charge voting rights for individual EU shareholders

During a debate on the European Commission’s proposal to amend the Shareholder Rights Directive (SRD) held on the 12th of May in Brussels, Guillaume Prache, Managing Director of Better Finance, denounced the fees that individual...[more]

Category: Press Releases
11.04.2014

Better Finance requests for better shareholders rights

Better Finance generally strongly supports the Commission’s proposals for amendments to the Shareholders Rights Directive regarding long-term Shareholder engagement. Read here the concrete Better Finance requests to...[more]

Category: Press Releases
07.04.2014

PRIIPs - Better little than nothing

Brussels, 07 April 2014 - Following last week’s political agreement between the European Parliament, the European Commission and the Council of the EU on the proposed Regulation on key information document (KID) for packaged...[more]

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