BETTER FINANCE was created in 2009 following the financial crisis to federate all individual investor organisations in Europe including shareholders but not limited to these. BETTER FINANCE also looks after the interests of investors  in fixed income securities  like bonds, in  investment funds, in  life insurance pension fund well as those investing in bank saving products.

Today, individual investors are mainly offered “packaged” products rather than securities (shares and bonds): 78 % of EU households’ financial assets are held through these packaged investment products (life insurance, pension funds, bank accounts, investment funds). Since the financial crisis of 2008 new EU regulations have improved the protection of individual investors, but Better finance believes much is left to be done to ensure a consistent level of protection, of conduct of business rules and of key information disclosures.

Q&A Catalogue for Wirecard Investors

BETTER FINANCE's German member organisation, Deutsche Schutzverein für Wertpapiersitz (DSW), published a series of Q&As for duped individual investors and ...

Asset News: BETTER FINANCE scolds new composition of EU supervisors’ stakeholder groups

The European federation of retail investors, BETTER FINANCE, has criticised the new composition of stakeholder groups at the European supervisory ...

EU Citizens as Users sidelined in favour of Financial Industry in European Financial Policymaking and Supervision

Brussels, 20 July 2020 – The new composition of the European Supervisory Authorities’ (ESAs) “Stakeholder Groups” is a step backwards ...

BETTER FINANCE Reply to the European Commission’s Consultation on the renewed Sustainable Finance Strategy

BETTER FINANCE believes that the main challenges and opportunities for next 10 years will be: Reorienting the equity and bond ...

Best Practices in Relation to Relief Measures Offered to Consumers and Businesses in the Context of the Covid-19 Crisis

European Commission Press Release - This document reflects the outcome of the high level dialogue between all participants of two ...

BETTER FINANCE Feedback to the European Commission Consultation on obligations for investment firms to advise clients on social and environmental aspects of financial products

BETTER FINANCE welcomes the introduction of requirements for firms providing investment advice and portfolio management to ask clients about their ...
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