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18/05/2017
 

PP - Response CONSULTATION ON THE OPERATIONS OF THE EUROPEAN SUPERVISORY AUTHORITIES 160517


Better Finance has been and is the most involved user-side NGO with the ESAs’ work, with up to 20 expert members in the ESAs stakeholder groups, vice chairing three of them (EBA, ESMA and EIOPA Insurance) and having chaired the first ESMA one. It is happy to share this six-year experience with regard to the questions raised by the European Commission on the operations of the ESAs.

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17/05/2017
 

Misselling of Financial Products in the EU - Briefing Paper 2017


This paper tries to assess the regulatory and, more importantly, the supervisory (public enforcement) developments regarding the actual protection of savers, individual investors and mortgage borrowers since the 2008 financial crisis, in particular regarding the mis-selling of savings, investment and mortgage products.

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09/05/2017
 

Open Letter to the European Commission on Closet Indexing


A PRIIPs Regulation that contradicts or fails to take into account disclosure requirements in other Directives and Regulations will simply add confusion for all stakeholders involved and significantly undermines investor protection. To bring these important issues to the attention the authorities, Better Finance wrote a letter to the European Commission’s Directorate General for financial stability, financial services and capital markets union (DG FISMA).

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03/05/2017
 

Better Finance reply to EIOPA Consultation on Guidelines for IDD


BETTER FINANCE REPLY TO THE CONSULTATION PAPER ON THE PROPOSAL FOR GUIDELINES UNDER THE INSURANCE DISTRIBUTION DIRECTIVE ON INSURANCE-BASED INVESTMENT PRODUCTS THAT INCORPORATE A STRUCTURE WHICH MAKES IT DIFFICULT FOR THE CUSTOMER TO UNDERSTAND THE RISKS INVOLVED

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13/04/2017
 

PR - THE EC S CONSUMER FINANCIAL SERVICES ACTION PLAN A GOOD START BUT MANY HURDLES REMAIN - 290317


29 March 2017 - As part of its commitment to developing a deeper and fairer Single Market, the European Commission (EC) published an action plan setting out a strategy to strengthen the EU single market for retail financial services. Better Finance welcomes this initiative and insists that an effective rollout of the EC’s Consumer Financial Services Action Plan is critical for financial services users across the EU. This Action Plan includes several important steps in the right direction such as: - the proposal by the EC for an amendment to the Regulation on Cross-Border Payments, - actions by the EC to tackle the high and hidden costs consumers have to deal with abroad when faced with a payment system known as "Dynamic Currency Conversion" (DCC) - an initiative put forth by the EC which aims at addressing the lack of objective and credible information about financial products available to consumers.

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31/03/2017
 

CMU mid-term review 2017


Better Finance response to the European Commission's Public consultation on the Capital Markets Union mid-term review 2017 to take stock of progress on the implementation of the CMU Action Plan, re-frame actions in the light of work undertaken so far and evolving market circumstances and complement the CMU Action Plan with new measures which constitute an effective and proportionate response to key challenges.

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