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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/ Position papers & Consultations

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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BETTER FINANCE response to the European Commission Consultation on Distance Marketing of Consumer Financial Services

In the 2017 EC Consumer Finance Action Plan, the Commission undertook to monitor the distance selling market of retail financial services in order to identify the potential consumer risks and ...
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BETTER FINANCE response to the call for feedback to the Platform on Sustainable Finance’s draft report on social taxonomy

BETTER FINANCE welcomes the horizontal and vertical dimensions represented in the objectives of the taxonomy. Furthermore, we would like to suggest expanding the horizontal dimension based on the promotion of ...
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BETTER FINANCE Response to EIOPA Public Consultation on Technical Advice on Pension Tracking Systems

BETTER FINANCE welcomes the establishment of Pension Tracking Systems (PTS) in each EU Member State as a pivotal step towards achieving pension adequacy. EU citizens, being able to easily monitor ...
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