Council of the EU is the Last Hurdle to Tackling Conflicts of Interests in Retail Investment Services

17 November 2022 – The struggle against conflicts of interests and to deliver an adequate, high level of “retail” investor protection now hinges on the positions of representatives of the ...
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BETTER FINANCE Applauds and Supports Proposed Ban on Sales Commissions Paid to Retail Distributors of Investment Products

BETTER FINANCE considers the recent proposal to ban “inducements” (commissions) in “retail” investment services to be a very significant milestone in investor protection and firmly urges EU Member States to ...
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Background: “EU Pensions seem doomed with ‘Financial Repression’ as the only game in town”

Eurozone inflation mushroomed from 3.4% to 10% in one year, further deepening Europe’s cost-of-living crisis, yet the best the European Central Bank (ECB) could muster is a late and timid ...
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European insurers between solvency, inflation and rising interest rates

BdV and BETTER FINANCE once again examine the stability of the main EU insurers This year, the German Association of Insured (BdV) together with BETTER FINANCE and Zielke Research again ...
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Financial Repression | Low ECB Interest Rates & High Inflation generate a Loss of €1 Trillion in Purchasing Power for European Savers in 2022 alone

In a late bid to address soaring inflation in the Euro area, the European Central Bank (ECB) increased interest rates for the first time in 11 years in July 2022, ...
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BETTER FINANCE appoints Jella Benner-Heinacher as its new President

From 15 June to 17 June, BETTER FINANCE, the European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users, and its Member Organisations gathered in Athens for their General Assembly and International ...
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ESMA Report Confirms BETTER FINANCE Findings of Investor Detriment through “Fixed Fee Splits” in Securities Lending

A report published on Tuesday 31 May 2022 by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), confirms BETTER FINANCE’s findings that fund managers often don’t seem to act in the ...
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European Retirement Week 2022 takes place from 28 November – 3 December

European Retirement Week 2022 will take place from 28 November through to 3 December 2022. The group of stakeholders behind the initiative jointly promote the two main goals of European ...
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Retail Investing Surge Cushions Economic Downturn and Calls for Adequate Reforms

Over the last two years, health-related restrictions and economic shutdowns had unforeseen effects on European capital markets. An increase in disposable income available for EU households to invest, and at ...
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