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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]

Category: Press Releases
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]

Category: Press Releases
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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07.04.2016

Iberdrola sentenced for trying to silence its small shareholders

At last year’s Annual General Assembly of Iberdrola, Adicae – one of Better Finance’s Spanish member organisations - denounced the behaviour of the company’s Board of Directors with regard to its small shareholders. During the...[more]

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04.03.2016

Robot investors carry real promises for savers and individual investors

Alongside  the  traditional  players  of  the  finance  world,  there  are  now  purely online  services.  Robot  Advice  has  emerged  in ...[more]

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