Date: 5th October 2016

At the end of 2013, at the occasion of the publication of its yearly report on the real return of pension savings, BETTER FINANCE warned of the risk of a disastrous eradication of European savings across the board. Nearly two and a half years later and the warning goes unheeded, with the European Central Bank intensifying the financial repression of European Savers by further lowering its main interest rate from 0.5 to 0.25 percent. Now this fear is spreading to all actors - savers and retirees, insurers, pension funds, even bankers - threatening the whole edifice of pensions and savings.

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