Major EU bank Informs Investors of Missing Russian Shares

BETTER FINANCE expresses concern over Deutsche Bank's disclosure of missing Russian shares. The bank recently revealed a shortfall in the shares underlying depositary receipts (DRs), further increasing the challenges for ...
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Digital euro: EU Commission’s proposal a first step in the right direction, but more is needed for a safer alternative to bank deposits

The European Commission today published its long-awaited proposal on the digital euro, marking a significant milestone in the digitalisation of public money. The document sets the stage for a democratic ...
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Time for the top management of BETTER FINANCE to evolve

As of July 1st, 2023,
  • Guillaume Prache will step down as Managing Director and Aleksandra Mączyńska, currently Executive Director, will become Acting Managing Director.
  • Matis Joab, currently Finance Officer, ...
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BETTER FINANCE Praises the Latest Proposal from the European Commission on Withholding Tax in Europe

BETTER FINANCE supports the recent proposal put forth by the European Commission, aimed at simplifying the reimbursement of cross-border withholding taxes. Guillaume Prache, the Managing Director of BETTER FINANCE, expresses ...
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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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