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24.05.2016

IMPROVEMENT EU BANKING SUPERVISORY TRANSPARENCY ABSOLUTE NECESSITY IN LIGHT OF BAIL-IN RULES

A report by Bruegel on transparency in the European Banking Union, based on a survey carried out in 2013, has recently been revisited by its authors, analysing the most recent evolution in terms of banking supervisory...[more]

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19.05.2016

The EU Authorities' draft implementation rules on Key Information for retail investment products must be thoroughly improved in order not to hurt savers’ and investors’ protection

The Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities recently issued its proposal for regulatory technical standards (RTS) on Key Information Documents (KIDs) for Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products...[more]

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02.05.2016

DEMOCRATIC OVERSIGHT FINANCIAL REPORTING STANDARDS FOUND LACKING BY EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

The Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) of the European Parliament (EP) voted on the text of an own-initiative report evaluating the International Accounting Standards (IAS) and highlighting some of the shortcomings...[more]

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22.04.2016

FINANCIAL REPRESSION DESTROYS SAVINGS: EUROPEAN SAVERS BAILED IN BY ECB

At the end of 2013, at the occasion of the publication of its yearly report on the real return of pension savings, Better Finance warned of the risk of a disastrous eradication of European savings across the board. Nearly two and...[more]

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22.04.2016

ARE ALL BANK INVESTORS TREATED EQUALLY BY EU MEMBER STATES?

The first bail-in under new European rules has taken place. A little more than a week ago Heta Asset Resolution’s bondholders had no choice but to take their losses, as the Austrian...[more]

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11.04.2016

SPANISH MORTGAGE BORROWERS CELEBRATE LANDMARK VICTORY OVER 101 BANKS

Better Finance’s Spanish member organisation ADICAE is celebrating a historic victory against 101 banks in what has been the biggest class action Spain has ever seen. In this class action suit on behalf of 15.000 mortgage...[more]

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08.04.2016

DUTCH-BASED COLLECTIVE REDRESS TO HELP ABUSED VOLKSWAGEN INVESTORS

Better Finance, the European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users, has committed to support the Stichting (Foundation) Volkswagen Investors Claim in pursuing recovery for investors who suffered investment losses...[more]

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