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06/11/2017
 

BETTER FINANCE response to the Public consultation on the prevention and amicable resolution of disputes between investors and public authorities within the single market


The creation of a more predictable, stable and clear regulatory environment to incentivise investments is one of the key objectives of the third pillar of the Commission's Investment Plan for Europe. The Capital Markets Union (CMU) action plan is part of this third strand. The Mid-term review of the CMU action plan further emphasises that a stable investment environment is crucial for encouraging more investment within the EU. The creation of a more predictable, stable and clear regulatory environment to incentivise investments is one of the key objectives of the third pillar of the Commission's Investment Plan for Europe. The Capital Markets Union (CMU) action plan is part of this third strand. The Mid-term review of the CMU action plan further emphasises that a stable investment environment is crucial for encouraging more investment within the EU. The creation of a more predictable, stable and clear regulatory environment to incentivise investments is one of the key objectives of the third pillar of the Commission's Investment Plan for Europe. The Capital Markets Union (CMU) action plan is part of this third strand. The Mid-term review of the CMU action plan further emphasises that a stable investment environment is crucial for encouraging more investment within the EU.

Categories: positions, Consumer Affairs
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30/10/2017
 

BETTER FINANCE response to the consultation on transparency and fees in cross-border transactions in the EU Public consultation on transparency and fees in cross-border transactions in the EU


BETTER FINANCE responds to the European Commission's (DG FISMA) Public consultation on transparency and fees in cross-border transactions in the EU. The first action of the Consumer Financial Services Action Plan proposes to amend the Regulation on cross-border payments to reduce charges for cross-border transactions in all Member States.

Categories: positions, Investment
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24/10/2017
 

BETTER FINANCE reply to the EC Consultation on a potential EU personal pension framework


Traditionally, in most EU Member States, people count on the state-based pension. Only in big companies occupational pension schemes are accepted more broadly if not compulsory. In many Members States, personal pension products are little used because of complexity, high fees, not transparent contract clauses and recently the low interest rate phase, which reduces the possible reward even more. Employees in the unfortunately growing low wage sector simply do not have funds for additional savings.

Categories: positions, Pensions
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BETTER FINANCE
 
 
 
 
 
18/10/2017
 

BETTER FINANCE reply to the ESMA PUBLIC CONSULTATION - Guidelines on certain aspects of the MiFID II Suitability Requirements


BETTER FINANCE welcomes the suggested approach adopted by ESMA in the drafting of the guidelines on certain aspects of MiFID II regarding the information and the suitability assessment of products offered to investors. BETTER FINANCE has, however, several comments on the proposed guidelines.

Categories: Financial Markest Infrastructure
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BETTER FINANCE
 
 
 
 
 
17/10/2017
 

BETTER FINANCE Response to the consultation on the EU Growth Prospectus


On the investor’s side, setting a structure to be followed by the issuer in each section would enhance comparability, transparency and the protection. In order to provide clear and easily readable documents for investors, information displayed should follow the same order in order to harmonize the content and the format of all prospectuses.

Categories: positions
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BETTER FINANCE
 
 
 
 
 
17/10/2017
 

BETTER FINANCE response to the consultation on the format and content of the prospectus


BETTER FINANCE welcomes the new Prospectus Regulation and the Technical Advice (Level 2) submitted by ESMA. The Technical advice submitted by ESMA reflect the purpose of the Prospectus Regulation: to remove administrative and costs burden for companies and in particular for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) while enhancing investors protection. Investors should be provided with clear, comprehensible and easily accessible information to make their investment decision. BETTER FINANCE however would like to raise two points regarding the Prospectus Regulation and the submitted Technical Advices.

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