Since 2012, BETTER FINANCE is also looking beyond individual share ownership and  investments to other financial services users such as savers; especially bank savers (35% of EU households’ financial assets are held in bank accounts), life insurance policy holders, pension fund participants, mortgage borrowers, foreign exchange users, credit card holders, etc. BETTER FINANCE brings its expertise of investment and financial matters into these retail issues and cooperates with other consumer and civil society organizations in this field.

EU Auditors Up Ante in Fight with ECB Over Document Access

The European Union’s auditors are doubling down their fight with the European Central Bank, citing three occasions on which it ...

European Parliament takes Consumer and Investor Protection Seriously in Financial Supervision Reform

BETTER FINANCE welcomes the latest amendments adopted by the ECON Committee to the reform of the European System of Financial ...
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A better deal for consumers: Commission welcomes agreement on cheaper cross-border payments and fairer currency conversions

This week, on the 19 December, the new rules for cross-border payments have been given a green light by EU, ...

BETTER FINANCE Key Priorities for the Next Five Years │ 2019-2024

A strong European CMU requires the trust of citizens as individual investors, policy holders, pension savers and other savers. And ...
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ESMA announced the New Members of its Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group (SMSG)- Four of them are from BETTER FINANCE and its Member Organisations

On 6 December the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) announced the new composition of its Securities and Markets Stakeholder ...

BETTER FINANCE response to the EBA request for the Consumer Trends Report 2018/19 – information about the issues most relevant for consumers and EBA’s FinTech work

The EBA seeks to foster consumer protection in all EU Member States, by identifying and addressing consumer detriment in the ...

BETTER FINACNE Feedback on the Commission’s Proposal for the Multiannual Financial Framework for the period 01/01/2021-31/12/2027

BETTER FINANCE welcomes this opportunity to comment on the proposal for a regulation establishing the programme for a single market ...

ECON’s draft report on the review of the European Financial Supervisors: disappointing for European NGOs and financial services users

On Tuesday 10th of July, the European Parliament co-rapporteurs published a disappointing draft report on the review of the European ...

BETTER FINANCE feedback to the Regulation on charges on cross-border payments in the EU and currency conversion charges

BETTER FINANCE welcomes this proposal to extend the Regulation on cross-border transactions to non-euro Member States for cross-border transactions in ...
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