BETTER FINANCE response to the EU Commission Consultation on the New EU System for the avoidance of double taxation in the field of withholding taxes

Individual, non-professional (“retail”) investors are significantly demotivated or hampered from investing cross-border within the EU due to:
  • The widespread de facto double taxation of investment income within the “Single ...
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BETTER FINANCE’s answer to the European Commission (EC) consultation on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) ratings and sustainability factors

BETTER FINANCE’s answer to the European Commission (EC) consultation on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) ratings and sustainability factors in credit ratings aims to inform on concerns about the functioning ...
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BETTER FINANCE response to the European Commission consultation call for Evidence for an Evaluation and Impact Assessment Run in Parallel

BETTER FINANCE welcomes the European Commission’s call for evidence on retail investor protection but questions the efficiency of the exercise as it seems to duplicate efforts and it is not ...
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The New Investing Environment for Retail Investors | Expectations and Challenges Ahead

BETTER FINANCE published a report in support of its response to the EC Consultation on the EU Strategy for Retail Investors, illustrating the current state of affairs, detailing how to ...
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For a “Consolidated Tape” of Capital Market Trades that brings Value to Individual Investors

Available data and evidence show significant increases in the trading and investing activity of EU households, sparked by a new wave of young, previously inactive, non-professional investors. Many EU retail ...
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Transparency and Best Execution for Retail Traders and Investors

Retail trading must be simple, transparent, cost-efficient, and done in the best possible conditions for individual, non-professional (“retail”) investors. To achieve this, BETTER FINANCE puts forward a series of recommendations ...
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BETTER FINANCE response to the European Commission Consultation on the review of suitability and appropriateness assessments

The European Commission proposes to replace the current suitability-appropriateness duality in the MiFID II and insurance distribution Directives, with a new, unique, and standardised suitability regime for all categories of ...
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BETTER FINANCE response to the EC Public consultation on strengthening the quality of corporate reporting and its enforcement

BETTER FINANCE and its member organisations representing individual, minority shareholders see the framework for sound functioning and trustworthy listed issuers as comprising three key dimensions: first, sustainable corporate governance (corporate ...
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BETTER FINANCE response to ESMA’s Call for Evidence on Retail Investor Protection Topics

BETTER FINANCE welcomes this call for evidence from ESMA on retail investor protection topics but regrets that it is confined to securities markets (MiFID II) topics only as these financial ...
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BETTER FINANCE’s response to the ESA’s Call for Evidence on the PRIIPs Regulation

The EU offers pre-contractual information to non-professional investors before purchasing its investment products. Since 2018, the same Key Information Document (KID) has been used for these Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Products (PRIIPs). The European Commission asked ...
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