Joint AGE Europe & BETTER FINANCE Virtual Workshop         10h30-10h45      Keynote Speech Irene Tinagli (TBC), MEP, Chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON), European Parliament 10h45-10h50      Q&A 10h50-11h50      Panel moderated by Dr Ján Šebo, Senior Researcher, Matej Bel University Sustainable Pensions: Valuing Life & Value for Money | Didier

This report is a collaboration between analysts, actuaries, and researchers from consumer protection organisations. The purpose is to analyse and evaluate the fitness of a selection of life insurance companies’ solvency conditions and reporting. The solvency condition reflects how well-prepared an insurance company is to react and pay out insurance claims to policyholders in case

BdV and BETTER FINANCE once again examine the stability of the main EU insurers This year, the German Association of Insured (BdV) together with BETTER FINANCE and Zielke Research again examined selected European life insurers. The 10 largest life insurance companies from France, Spain, Italy, Germany and the Netherlands were analysed. There are still considerable

What to expect from European Insurers in times of rising interest rates? On 20 September 2022 the German Association of Insured (BdV), together with the analyst Carsten Zielke and the European consumer organisation BETTER FINANCE, will present the results of their analysis of the current SFCR (Solvency and Financial Condition Reports) of life-insurers. For the

In a late bid to address soaring inflation in the Euro area, the European Central Bank (ECB) increased interest rates for the first time in 11 years in July 2022, raising its main rate to 0 percent after eight years of negative rates, and reaching 0,75% today. Notwithstanding, Eurozone inflation hit a new record high

From 15 June to 17 June, BETTER FINANCE, the European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users, and its Member Organisations gathered in Athens for their General Assembly and International Investors’ Conference, co-organised with Helinas, the Hellenic Investors Association. The meetings in Greece were also the occasion to elect a new Board. BETTER FINANCE is

As stated by ESMA “the COVID-19 crisis offers the opportunity to test the hypothesis [often claimed by the industry] that active equity UCITS outperform their benchmarks during stressed market conditions”. In light of this period of market downturn followed by a quick recovery and then stabilisation, ESMA analysed a sample of actively managed equity UCITS funds,

The European Coalition on the Consumer Credit Directive (CCD) invite you to their first national Irish webinar.  23 March 2022, 11.00 AM to 12.15 PM – GMT Dublin | (12.00 PM to 13.15 PM – CET Brussels). During this 75 minutes’ event, key stakeholders from Ireland will exchange on the CCD proposal and its capacity

REGISTER HERE TO JOIN THE LIVE-STREAM CONFERENCE BETTER FINANCE, the European Federation of Investors and Financial Services User, and Helinas, the Hellenic Investors Association, will hold a joint International Investors’ Conference in Athens, Greece on Thursday 16 June 2022. [Programme in Athens time (UTC+3) | -1 hour for CEST – Brussels time (UTC+2)]. [Programme in Athens