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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.

Categories: positions, Consumer Affairs
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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.

Categories: positions, Investment
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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.

Categories: positions, Consumer Affairs
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01/02/2016
 

Better Finance Response to the ESMA Consultation on PRIIPS


Better Finance welcomes this Consultation following the previous inquiries of stakeholders by the ESAs which enabled us to previously express our views on the KIDs from the retail investor point of view. We are thankful for the opportunity to provide our views at this key moment since we believe there are many important issues that need to be addressed by the ESAs.

Categories: positions, Investment
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06/01/2016
 

Better Finance Response to the EC consultation on Covered Bonds


Covered bonds have performed relatively well during the recent financial crisis in comparison to other types of collateralised debt securities. No covered bond has ever defaulted (although the bail-out of a number of covered bond issuers undoubtedly contributed to preserving this record). Further high-quality harmonisation of the regulatory and supervisory frameworks applicable to covered bonds issued in Europe, along the lines of the EBA Best Practices, would in our view further improve the resilience and attractiveness of this product for (retail) investors in Europe.

Categories: Investment
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14/10/2015
 

Better Finance response to the OECD’s Public Consultation on Core Principles of Private Pension Regulation


Better Finance’s response to the OECD’s Public Consultation on Core Principles of Private Pension Regulation.

Categories: positions, Pensions
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