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25.04.2018

The EC Study on Retail Investment Products Confirms a Dire Need for Simple Investment Products, More Transparency on Performance and Costs and Independent Comparison Tools

Today the European Commission released the results of its study on the current features and functioning of the European market for retail investment products. BETTER FINANCE thanks the EC for releasing this long awaited but very...[more]

Category: Press Releases
18.04.2018

SHAREHOLDERS RIGHTS DIRECTIVE IMPLEMENTING ACTS LAST CHANCE TO ENSURE RIGHTS OF INDIVIDUAL SHAREHOLDERS TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT

18 April 2018 – Over the last few years, the European Union (EU) has been trying to facilitate the exercise of shareholders’ rights by updating the Shareholder Rights Directive (SRD II). The revised Directive itself unfortunately...[more]

Category: Press Releases
17.04.2018

‘NEW DEAL FOR CONSUMERS’ – AN IMPORTANT BREAKTHROUGH FOR MANY FINANCIAL SERVICES USERS BUT NOT FOR EU CITIZENS AS INDIVIDUAL SHAREHOLDERS

Many financial services providers already operate across borders in different Member States. Like for other sectors, the case for EU-wide collective redress for financial services is clear and in the interest of EU citizens as...[more]

Category: Press Releases
21.03.2018

BETTER FINANCE WELCOMES THE SUSTAINABLE FINANCE ACTION PLAN BUT WARNS THE COMMISSION AGAINST ITS PLANS REGARDING TAXONOMY, BENCHMARKING AND AN ECO-LABEL

BETTER FINANCE is happy to see that the Actions proposed by the European Commission should bring about more transparency for investors and favour sustainable long-term value creation for end-investors and savers. [more]

Category: Press Releases
05.03.2018

UK CLOSET INDEXERS TO INDEMNIFY FUND INVESTORS ALMOST FOUR YEARS AFTER BETTER FINANCE ASKED THE EUROPEAN SUPERVISOR TO INVESTIGATE THE ISSUE

Good news at last for some investors caught in “closet index” funds: fund managers will indemnify investors from 64 UK domiciled funds for £ 32 million following the UK financial supervisor’s investigation. Closet index funds...[more]

Category: Press Releases
05.02.2018

Willingness of EU Member States Crucial for Ending Double Taxation of Investment Income within the EU

Guillaume Prache, Managing Director of BETTER FINANCE, was invited to address the European Commission’s (EC) ‘Public Hearing on a simpler Withholding Tax procedure for Europe’. The EC just released a Code of Conduct on...[more]

Category: Press Releases
02.02.2018

BETTER FINANCE Welcomes EC Roadmap towards a More Sustainable Economy but Once Again Deplores Failure to Take the Interests of EU Citizens as Pension Savers and Individual Investors into Account

Whereas BETTER FINANCE welcomes the report of the European Commission’s High-Level Expert Group (HLEG) on Sustainable Finance as a step in the right direction to promote a cleaner and fairer economy, it is also disappointed in...[more]

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