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31/05/2016
 

Better Finance Response to the Public Consultation Transparency Register


Better Finance responded to the European Commission's consultation on the performance of the current Transparency Register for organisations and self-employed individuals engaged in EU policy-making and policy implementation and on its future evolution towards a mandatory scheme covering the European Parliament, the Council of the EU and the European Commission.

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29/04/2016
 

Public consultation on non-binding guidelines on methodology for reporting non-financial information


The purpose of this public consultation is to collect information and views from stakeholders on guidance on reporting of non-financial information by companies across all sectors. At this time, it is premature to prejudge what form the guidelines should take. This will depend on the outcome of this consultation. The guidelines should be relevant and useful across all economic sectors, and cover appropriately general principles, methodology, and non-financial key performance indicators. In providing their input to this consultation, stakeholders are invited to consider the companies and groups concerned under Article 1 of the Directive. The new disclosure requirements relating to non-financial information apply to large public-interest entities with more than 500 employees. The concept of public-interest entities is defined in Article 2 of Directive 2013/34/EU, and includes companies listed in EU markets as well as some unlisted companies, such as credit institutions, insurance companies, and other companies that are so designated by Member States because of their activities, size or number of employees.

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26/04/2016
 

Better Finance reply to EIOPA PPP consultation


Whilst Better Finance welcomes EIOPA’s consultation on PPPs, we wish to make clear that this is only a second best option compared to the much more preferable and effective Pan-European Personal Pension product approach (PEPP). We doubt that any meaningful harmonisation of the myriads of PPP regulatory regimes within the EU could happen any time soon. But the pension issue is a ticking time bomb of tremendous magnitude, so time is of essence, and no further delay should be allowed for the completion of a common market for personal pensions in the EU. Only a PEPP approach can achieve this.

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18/03/2016
 

Better Finance response to the European Commission Green Paper on retail financial services


60 years of European Common market, two green papers, but very little progress: we believe that this is another opportunity to finally bring about a common European market for retail financial services. We dearly hope it does not fail like all previous attempts over the last 60 years or so.

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04/03/2016
 

Response to the Joint Comitteee Discussion Paper on automation in financial advice


Better Finance – the European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users – took a closer look at a sample of new Robot Advice providers, both in the US and in selected EU countries (Belgium, France, Germany, UK). The research concentrated on the products on offer as well as prices.

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01/02/2016
 

Better Finance Response to the call for evidence on the EU regulatory framework for financial services


Better Finance welcomes this call for evidence on the EU financial regulatory framework and indeed agrees on the fact that it is necessary to introduce improvements in certain areas, and sometimes simplification and cohesion along with the „REFIT“ approach.

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