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31.08.2018

STRONG WARNING ON THE PAN-EUROPEAN PERSONAL PENSION PRODUCT: BETTER FINANCE ONCE AGAIN ASKS EU LEGISLATORS NOT TO MISLEAD EU CITIZENS ON THE SO-CALLED CAPITAL “PROTECTION”

Summer has come and gone but the debate surrounding the PEPP’s “capital protection” feature remains on the table. With the ECON committee voting on the PEPP Regulation around the corner, BETTER FINANCE warns one last time that...[more]

Category: Press Releases
30.07.2018

BETTER FINANCE WELCOMES THE NEW EP ECON STUDY ON MIS-SELLING OF SUBORDINATED DEBT TO RETAIL INVESTORS AND NOTES ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR SLOVENIA

In June 2018 the ECON committee of the European Parliament published a study titled “Subordinated Debt and Self-placement: Mis-selling of Financial Products”. After five years of very diverse interpretations and applications of...[more]

Category: Press Releases
20.07.2018

EIOPA appoints more retail user expert representatives to its Insurance and Pensions Stakeholder groups - five of them are from BETTER FINANCE and its member organisations

On 17 July EIOPA, the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority announced the new composition of its two “stakeholder groups”: the Insurance and Reinsurance one (IRSG), and the Occupational Pensions one...[more]

Category: Press Releases
19.07.2018

BETTER FINANCE RELEASES RESEARCH FINDINGS ON LIFE CYCLE PENSIONS AND ONCE MORE REQUESTS THAT EU POLICY MAKERS ENSURE A REAL PROTECTION OF PERSONAL PENSION SAVINGS

BETTER FINANCE welcomes the recent opinions of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL) and the Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) on the proposed “PEPP”  EU Regulation, but remains...[more]

Category: Press Releases
05.07.2018

INVESTING IS NOT A FULL-TIME JOB FOR CITIZENS

With fewer individual investors investing directly in equities and bonds and households being sold packaged products instead, the products EU citizens invest in are becoming increasingly complex. As a result people struggle to...[more]

Category: Press Releases
29.06.2018

THE KEY INFORMATION DOCUMENT WILL PROVIDE INVESTORS WITH MISLEADING AND NON-COMPARABLE FUTURE PROJECTIONS

On Thursday 28 June, the European fund and asset management industry body issued a press release stressing the worrying shortcomings of the rules governing the Key Information Documents (KID) for Packaged Retail and...[more]

Category: Press Releases
04.06.2018

AT LEAST 619 UCITS EQUITY FUNDS FOUND IN BREACH OF KEY EU DISCLOSURE RULES AS POOR ENFORCEMENT PROSPERS IN SEVERAL KEY COUNTRIES

Renewed research by BETTER FINANCE finds that at least 30% of the main actively managed UCITS equity funds (those with a ‘fund benchmark’ ) still do not comply with key disclosure requirements for benchmarks as stipulated in EU...[more]

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