BETTER FINANCE feedback on the Open Finance Framework

BETTER FINANCE provided an initial feedback to the EC’s plans to create a system for accessing financial data (FIDA) to boost digital financial services by promoting competition. We suggest carefully ...
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BETTER FINANCE response to the EIOPA consultation on Open Insurance

BETTER FINANCE strongly supports the intention to provide consumers with a clear and comprehensive view of their insurance policies, simplifying understanding and enabling easy product comparisons. BETTER FINANCE, however, has ...
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/ Consultations

Joint Letter: Don’t let conflicts of interest sink the Retail Investment Strategy

On 19 October 2023, BETTER FINANCE together with BEUC, Finance Watch and WWF, published a public letter addressed to Ms. Yon-Courtin and to the European Parliament's shadow rapporteurs, expressing disappointment ...
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/ Public Letters

BETTER FINANCE position on the Retail Investment Strategy

BETTER FINANCE welcomes the proposal for the Retail Investment Strategy (RIS) put forward by the European Commission (EC) on 24 May 2023. We fully share the goals that the EC ...
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BETTER FINANCE Urges a Genuine Reform of the Dysfunctional European Retail Investment Market in Support of EC’s Strategy

BETTER FINANCE, the European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users, has published a position paper on the European Commission's Retail Investment Strategy (RIS) proposals. The organisation fully supports the ...
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/ Press Releases

IVA & BETTER FINANCE International Investors’ Conference in Vienna

Brussels, 13 October 2023  BETTER FINANCE, the European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users, in collaboration with IVA - the Austrian Shareholder Association, is pleased to announce that the ...
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/ Press Releases

BETTER FINANCE Feedback to the European Commission’s Withholding taxes – FASTER Proposal

BETTER FINANCE welcomes the European Commission’s WHT FASTER Proposal that has to potential to bring procedural progress in addressing longstanding obstacles to tax recovery for investors dealing with their cross-border ...
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Response to ESMA’s call for evidence on the integration of sustainability preferences in the suitability assessment and product governance arrangements

Retail investors are increasingly concerned about the impact of their investment decisions on society and the environment. In recent years, European Union (EU) institutions have amended the legislation regarding the ...
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/ Consultations

BETTER FINANCE position on the transparency of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) rating activities

The draft Regulation on ESG ratings proposed by the European Commission in June 2023 aims to establish a framework and tackle structural issues by combating possible conflicts of interests, imposing ...
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/ Position Papers, Sustainabe Finance

Diluted European Sustainability Reporting Standards Raise Greenwashing Concerns

The European Commission has issued the Delegated Act on the European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS) under the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) to enhance transparency in sustainability reporting by companies ...
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