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03/09/2018
 

ECON MEPS ADOPT A FINAL REPORT ON A “BASIC PEPP ” THAT WILL HURT PENSION SAVERS


BETTER FINANCE wishes to stress that providing EU citizens with a really safe PEPP is critical for their future pension adequacy. However, despite BETTER FINANCE’s repeated warnings and meetings with representatives of the EU citizens at the Parliament, the ECON committee today decided to adopt a capital “protection” scam for the “basic PEPP” which is clearly against EU consumers.

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03/09/2018
 

BETTER FINANCE feedback on the European Commission’s proposal for a regulation on low carbon benchmarks and positive carbon impact benchmarks


BETTER FINANCE welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Commission's proposal on low carbon benchmarks and positive carbon impact benchmarks released as part of the Sustainable Finance Action Plan of the European Commission. EU citizens as savers and individual investors are the main provider of long term funding to the EU economy and are mostly by nature long term oriented, as their needs are often long-term ones: pension, home purchase, children education, etc. Therefore, they are concerned with the impact of the investment of their savings on sustainability.

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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”


With the ECON committee voting on the PEPP Regulation around the corner, BETTER FINANCE warns one last time that true capital protection implies that the notion of “capital” must be calculated on the basis of the amounts saved before the deduction of all accumulated fees, charges and expenses directly or indirectly borne by investors, and if possible in real terms (offsetting the negative impact of inflation over time).

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27/08/2018
 

BETTER FINANCE FEEDBACK TO THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION PROPOSAL FOR A REGULATION ON DISCLOSURES RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENTS AND SUSTAINABILITY RISKS


his proposal aims at integrating ESG considerations into the investment and advisory process to ensure that financial market participants (UCITS, AIFMs, IORPs, EuVECA and EuSEF managers and investment firms) that receive a mandate from their clients or beneficiaries to take investment decisions on their behalf would integrate ESG into their internal processes and inform their clients in this respect.

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27/08/2018
 

BETTER FINANCE feedback to the European Commission Proposal for a regulation on the establishment of a framework to facilitate sustainable investment


EU citizens as savers and individual investors are the main provider of long term funding to the EU economy and are mostly by nature long term oriented, as their needs are often long-term ones: pension, home purchase, children education, etc. Therefore, they are concerned with the impact of the investment of their savings on sustainability.

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21/08/2018
 

BETTER FINANCE response to the EBA request for the Consumer Trends Report 2018/19 – information about the issues most relevant for consumers and EBA’s FinTech work


The EBA seeks to foster consumer protection in all EU Member States, by identifying and addressing consumer detriment in the financial services sector. By assessing the retail conduct of financial firms, the EBA also seeks to contribute to the stability, integrity and effectiveness of the financial system. One of the tasks of the EBA is to collect, analyse and report on consumer trends. In carrying out this task, the EBA regularly publishes a Consumer Trends Report, in which it sets out the trends it sees in the market and the issues that have arisen, or might arise, for consumers, and which forms the basis of its work priorities going forward.

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