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20/09/2017
 

ESAs - TODAY S PROPOSED REFORM OF EUROPEAN FINANCIAL SUPERVISION SAVERS AND OTHER FINANCIAL SERVICES USERS RISK SUFFERING MORE - 200917


20 September 2017 - The European Commission (EC) announced its proposal to improve the supervision of European financial services as well as its revision of the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) today. BETTER FINANCE welcomes the proposal to have permanent members on the Boards of Supervisors of the ESAS as an improvement to their governance. However, as the proposal lacks ambition with regards to consumer and investor protection and fails to give the ESAs teeth with which to enforce EU Law, the outlook for the public enforcement of conduct of financial business rules looks grim.

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18/09/2017
 

PR - INDIVIDUAL SHAREHOLDER REPRESENTATIVE SELECTED BY EC TO ADVISE ON IMPLEMENTATION SRD - 150917




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12/09/2017
 

BETTER FINANCE response to EIOPA questionnaire on public disclosure on LTG measures and measures on equity risk




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21/08/2017
 

Position on the Delegated Act on conduct of business rules for the distribution of insurance-based investment products


Retail” financial services are still ranked as the worst consumer markets in the entire European Union according to the European Commission’s Consumer Scoreboard. Therefore, our organization would like to express its support for initiatives such as the draft Delegated Act since it aims to enhance the protection of consumers and retail investors. We also subscribe to the European Commission’s assessment that insurance-based investment products are often sold as alternatives or substitutes to retail investment products. However, due to many cases of mis-selling of financial products, BETTER FINANCE is concerned that this draft DA diverges to much from EIOPA’s Technical Advice (1st February 2017) and that it seems to set the bar on consumer protection lower than EIOPA’s TA.

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21/08/2017
 

Position on the Delegated Act on product oversight and governance requirements for insurance undertakings and insurance distributors


Our organization fully defends that this draft Delegated Act would be the cornerstone to establish the main obligations for insurance manufacturers and insurance distributors regarding the product approval process, the target markets, the product testing, the monitoring and review, and the information obligations between manufacturers and distributors. These innovations are fundamental to ensure improvements in terms of consumer protection and retail investor involvement in insurance markets.

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07/08/2017
 

Comparative Table Robo Investing Europe




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