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.

Better Finance castigates institutional investors’ short-termism

In its response to ESMA’s survey on its collection of evidence on short-term pressure from the financial sector on corporations, ...

The high price of closet trackers’ plodding performance

The Central Bank of Ireland is investigating almost 200 investment funds for possible mis-selling after the financial regulator launched a ...

BETTER FINANCE counts with 17 user-side experts in ESAs’ Stakeholder Groups

We are happy to announce that Christian Gülich, EU Policy Officer at the Bund der Versicherten (BdV), one of BETTER ...

Top Accounting Firms Fail UK Regulator’s Quality Test

Inspections by the British accounting watchdog FCR have revealed that the overall quality of the work carried out by ”the ...
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AURSF – an active contributor to the “Campaign for Responsible Borrowing” in Romania

BETTER FINANCE’s Romanian member organisation AURSF (the Association of Romanian Financial Services Users) has teamed up with the largest non-banking ...
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PRIIPs Technical Workshop

On 15-16 July 2019, BETTER FINANCE  Research and Policy Officer Stefan Voicu will participate in the second technical workshop on the ...
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