Withholding Tax on Cross-Border Dividends in the EU continues to be a nightmare for investors

Many investors commonly use the strategy of investing in dividend stocks. Yet, investors holding foreign shares often have to pay additional withholding tax on dividends in the respective country. A ...
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BETTER FINANCE raises serious concerns over the current “trialogues” on EU capital market structure and their impact on the retail investment community

  • BETTER FINANCE calls for restricting “dark” capital market venues to REAL Large-in-scale (LIS) trades, i.e., of more than €100k each, to really prevent them from dealing with “retail” orders.
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Ferrovial Shareholders Backed by BETTER FINANCE and WFI in Approving Merger and Domicile Shift within the EU

On Thursday 13 April Ferrovial, the Spanish construction group, announced that its shareholders have approved a plan to relocate its holding company to the Netherlands through a reverse merger with ...
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It is time to address the negative impacts of the conflicts of interest generated by sales commissions in the distribution of investment products to European savers

On 2 March 2023, BETTER FINANCE was one of the two organisations representing individual investors and financial users invited by the European Commission (together with 5 financial industry representatives) to ...
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BETTER FINANCE joins forces in collective redress for individual Airbus investors

BETTER FINANCE, The European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users, joins forces with Stichting Investor Loss Compensation (SILC), assisting Airbus shareholders recover losses resulting from Airbus’ involvement in bribery ...
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BETTER FINANCE calls on EU legislators to stop helping the expansion of large (mostly non-EU) dark traders and to protect retail investors instead

10 February 2023 | As EU policymakers continue their negotiations on the MiFIR review, BETTER FINANCE is increasingly alarmed that the regulation could severely hurt retail investors, by putting in ...
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Great Returns for Great Values: the “Gateway to Responsible Investing” goes LIVE

BETTER FINANCE is excited to announce the launch of its much-needed “Gateway to Responsible Investing”, responding to the lack of independent, transparent and clear information on how to invest in ...
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Hampered by fragmented and costly intermediated processes, less than half of European individual shareholders were able to exercise their voting rights at AGMs in 2022

For a third year in a row, a study by BETTER FINANCE and DSW still points to considerable barriers to shareholder engagement as the Shareholder Rights Directive II fails to ...
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Potential ban on inducements reduced to false choice between “advice gap” and “biased advice”

In response to warnings about an “advice gap” if inducements – or rather sales commissions – were to be banned, BETTER FINANCE stresses that there can be no “advice gap” ...
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