BETTER FINANCE Reply to the European Commission’s Consultation on the renewed Sustainable Finance Strategy

BETTER FINANCE believes that the main challenges and opportunities for next 10 years will be:
  • Reorienting the equity and bond funding towards sustainable investments.
  • The identification of sustainable investments ...
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BETTER FINANCE Feedback to the European Commission Consultation on obligations for investment firms to advise clients on social and environmental aspects of financial products

BETTER FINANCE welcomes the introduction of requirements for firms providing investment advice and portfolio management to ask clients about their non-financial objectives and preferences. This is an important step forward ...
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BETTER FINANCE Position Paper on Digital Finance Strategy

BETTER FINANCE welcomes the ECON’s legislative own-initiative report on Digital Finance to assess the regulatory and supervisory challenges on the digital financial market in order to guarantee a resilient digital ...
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BETTER FINANCE Response to the EC Consultation on a new digital finance strategy for Europe / FinTech action plan

The EU Commission should consider the following initiatives for EU financial service users:
  • Establishing independent savings products data bases which imply standardized Key Information on actual costs, performances and ...
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BETTER FINANCE response to the Consultation from the European Commission on the Review of the Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD)

BETTER FINANCE welcomes the initiative of the European Commission (EC) to review the non-financial reporting directive. Currently, there are significant problems regarding the non-financial information disclosed by companies pursuant to ...
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BETTER FINANCE response to the European Commission Public consultation on the review of the MiFID II/MiFIR regulatory framework

Summary: General comment The review of the MiFID II framework is timely and should be coordinated with the other ongoing actions and policy areas, i.e. PRIIPs and the work done ...
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BETTER FINANCE response to ESMA’s Call for Evidence on the Impact of the inducements and costs and charges disclosure requirements under MiFID II

BETTER FINANCE welcomes this timely assessment and evidence gathering on the application of the new MiFID II rules on disclosure for inducements and costs. However, it is very unfortunate that, ...
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BETTER FINANCE’s feedback to the EC Consultation on the Development of EU Ecolabel criteria for Retail Financial Products

The creation a of well-designed Ecolabel is key to addressing the very real issue of existing national labels being granted to products that do not comply with existing investor protection ...
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BETTER FINANCE Response to ESMA review of the MiFID2/MiFIR transparency regime for equity instruments

BETTER FINANCE continues to express deep concern about the unwanted "side-effects" of the MiFID 2 regulatory framework on "lit" equity trading in the EU. Below is the summary response to ...
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BETTER FINANCE response to the European Commission’s Public consultation on an EU framework for markets in crypto-assets

Digitalisation and new technologies are significantly transforming the European financial system and the way it provides financial services to Europe’s businesses and citizens. Key areas of reflection include deepening the ...
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