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09.11.2016

BANKING REGULATIONS USED TO EXPROPRIATE INVESTORS IN SLOVENIAN BANK BAIL-IN FOUND UNCONSTITUTIONAL

In December 2013 the subordinated bondholders in five Slovenian banks (NLB, NKBM, Abanka, Probanka and Factor Banka) were bailed-in to refinance these struggling institutions. Subordinated bonds in a sixth bank (Banka Celje) were...[more]

Category: Press Releases
03.11.2016

BETTER FINANCE REPLY TO THE EU CONSULTATION ON PERSONAL PENSIONS: LAUNCH A PAN-EUROPEAN PERSONAL PENSION TO DIFFUSE THE PENSIONS TIME BOMB

Better Finance keenly supports the European Commission’s proposal to launch a Pan-European Personal Pension product (PEPP) as a key component of the Capital Markets Union (CMU) initiative. The extreme fragmentation of the...[more]

Category: Press Releases
28.09.2016

FEES TAKE A BIG BITE OUT OF REAL RETURNS OF EU LONG-TERM SAVINGS

Whereas the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) have a legal duty to collect, analyse and report data on “consumer trends” in their respective fields, the unfortunate reality is that long-term and pension savings remain one...[more]

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28.09.2016

TO SUCCEED, THE CMU NOW NEEDS TO FOCUS ON MORE TRANSPARENCY AND BETTER RETURNS FOR EU SAVERS, AND ON REVIVING AN EQUITY CULTURE.

One year into the project, how is the CMU faring for EU citizens as savers? Today Better Finance presented its CMU Barometer© in order for citizens to track its progress. One year after the launch of the CMU Action Plan, and...[more]

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30.08.2016

EU SAVERS BACK THE REJECTION OF THE DRAFT IMPLEMENTATION RULES FOR THE KEY INFORMATION DOCUMENT (KID) FOR INVESTMENT PRODUCTS, BUT FOR DIFFERENT REASONS

Better Finance, supports the proposed resolution by the European Parliament to reject the misleading and overly complex draft implementation rules ("Regulatory Technical Standards" or RTS) of the "PRIIPs"....[more]

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08.07.2016

A PAN-EUROPEAN PERSONAL PENSION (PEPP) PRODUCT: A MUST TO ENSURE A DECENT RETURN FOR PENSION SAVERS

In its final advice to the European Commission (EC) on the further development of a single European Union market for personal pension products (PPPs), the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) stressed...[more]

Category: Press Releases
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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