BETTER FINANCE is pleased to announce that Jella Benner-Heinacher, the Deputy Chief Director of the Deutsche Schutzvereinigung für Wertpapierbesitz (DSW) and BETTER FINANCE Vice-President, was appointed to the Board of the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) as an observer with speaking rights to be the only representative of EU citizens as “retail” investors. EFRAG

A loan (credit) is “non-performing” when it’s either over 90 days overdue or unlikely to be reimbursed by the client (business or consumer). In this case, credit institutions (e.g., banks) can resort to one of the three following recourses: either “work it out” with the customer, e.g., grant a moratorium (postponement), restructure the repayment, discount

Regulations on Markets in Crypto-Assets and the EU Pilot Regime for Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) based market infrastructures BETTER FINANCE welcomes the initiatives and efforts of EU public authorities to accommodate emerging technologies in financial services whilst maintaining a safe and stable environment for consumers and financial services users to benefit of our single market

BETTER FINANCE is pleased to announce that, also in 2021, it is well-positioned to remain the leader in providing high-level user-side experts to EU and International expert advisory groups in policy and regulatory matters impacting individual, non-professional users of financial services. At the European level, BETTER FINANCE is pleased to announce that Desislav Danov from

The Covid-19 crisis showed how digitalization can play a useful role for consumers and businesses. However, digitalization and new emerging technological trends do not come without risks, scams, and fraud. This rapid digital transformation accelerated by the pandemic requires shaping the 2030 digital targets by putting people and the public interest back at the centre

16 February 2021 – José F. Estévez, Managing Partner of CREMADES & CALVO-SOTELO ABOGADOS, has been appointed as a member of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) Corporate Finance Standing Committee Consultative Working Group (CWG). ESMA is an independent authority of the European Union (EU) that contributes to safeguarding the stability of the EU

BETTER FINANCE is happy to announce that The European Banking Authority’s Banking Stakeholder Group (BSG) selected one of its previous vice-chairs, Alin Iacob, to join the BSG again. Alin Iacob is the Chairman of the Association of Romanian Financial Services Users (AURSF). AURSF has been a member of BETTER FINANCE, the European Federation of Investors

BETTER FINANCE considers the aim of the EC Commission to establish a European framework on Sustainable Corporate governance in order to better hold directors accountable to long-term oriented stakeholders praiseworthy. However, BETTER FINANCE warns against basing any future measures on the conclusions of a Study on directors’ duties and sustainable corporate governance due to its

As a first step towards the preparation of its report on the application of the IDD, EIOPA launched an initial survey addressed to external stakeholders, such as consumer associations, academics, trade associations, insurance undertakings and insurance intermediaries. Note: This feedback is provided by BETTER FINANCE together with its German (BdvBund der Versicherten e.V.) and French

BETTER FINANCE publishes the fifth annual edition of its research into Robo Advisors following mystery-shopping covering 13 Europe-based platforms and 4 non-European ones. The Robo Advice sector continues to grow and is well-placed to provide a range of benefits for individual investors, such as considerably lower fees, better accessibility and availability, and more “independent” advice,