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For the ninth year in a row, BETTER FINANCE embarked on the herculean task of gathering all the data on long-term and pension savings in 17 EU Member States and published its annual report on the real net returns of long-term and retirement savings. Unfortunately, the “Real Return of Long-Term and Pension Savings” Report remains

BETTER FINANCE published the ninth edition of its “Real Return of Long-Term and Pension Savings report | 2021 Edition”. Download the report in English for free here. Should you like to order a physical copy please contacts us at This year there is also a user-friendly online interface showing the nominal and real net

The fifth edition of World Investor Week, an initiative of IOSCO, the International Organization of Securities Commissions, will take place From Monday 4 October to Sunday 10 October. World Investor Week 2021 aims to promote financial education and increase investor protection and will shine a spotlight on a range of initiatives in this area by

In the 2017 EC Consumer Finance Action Plan, the Commission undertook to monitor the distance selling market of retail financial services in order to identify the potential consumer risks and business opportunities in this market and, on that basis, decide on the need to amend distance-selling requirements. In this context, a behavioural study was conducted:

On 29 September the BETTER FINANCE Scientific Council convened to discuss next year’s research programme and elect a chairperson. The extensive research work carried out by the BETTER FINANCE Team over the last year was also praised by the Council. The Scientific Council consists of highly skilled and experienced independent academics who help BETTER FINANCE

BETTER FINANCE, the European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users, joins its Slovenian Member, the Pan-Slovenian Shareholders’ Association (VZMD), in welcoming the recent ruling by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) that the wipe-out of shares and bonds (the “bail-in”) held by shareholders and junior bondholders of the leading Slovenian banks in 2013-2014,

AEMEC, one of the Spanish member organisations of BETTER FINANCE, expresses concerns about the negative impact on individual shareholders of Spanish electricity companies of new tax measures targetting those companies currently being considered by the Spanish authorities. Please read the full press release in Spanish here. The English version can be found here.

BETTER FINANCE welcomes the horizontal and vertical dimensions represented in the objectives of the taxonomy. Furthermore, we would like to suggest expanding the horizontal dimension based on the promotion of gender equality which should not be based only on the gender pay gap but also on freedom of expression, assembly, etc.

Thanks to the stellar lineup of international and Slovenian speakers and panelists, you were numerous in attending the joint BETTER FINANCE and VZMD International Investors’ Conference in Bled, Slovenia on 13 September. Thank you for your enthusiastic participation! You were also joined by over 350 participants who followed the conference online, with live streaming on