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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]

Category: Press Releases
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]

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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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