BETTER FINANCE celebrates its 10-year Anniversary & elects Axel Kleinlein from the German BdV as its new President

At the beginning of the week, BETTER FINANCE and its Member Organisations gathered in Bucharest, Romania, to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the European Federation of Investors and Financial Services ...
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BETTER FINANCE is happy that the EP adopted the PEPP Regulation but hopes that the major “Guarantee” issue for European Savers can be adequately addressed in the near future

As shown by independent research into the real net returns of European pension savings carried out by BETTER FINANCE, pension savings products too often significantly underperform capital markets, and even ...
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EU Authorities supervising Financial Services to get stronger Consumer Protection Powers

BETTER FINANCE welcomes the reform of the European System of Financial Supervision, helping the European Banking Authority (EBA), the European Insurance and Occupational Pension Authority (EIOPA), and the European Markets ...
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BETTER FINANCE ANNOUNCES ITS FIRST SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE MEMBERS

BETTER FINANCE is honoured to announce the establishment of the BETTER FINANCE Scientific Committee to further support and strengthen its research activities. The Scientific Committee consists of highly skilled and ...
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BETTER FINANCE Supports Youth For Climate March!

BETTER FINANCE fully supports the Youth for Climate March and stronger public policy for the environment. We believe that it is primarily through public policies addressing negative environmental “externalities” that ...
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Final EU Compromise on European Personal Pensions: good news for EU Pension Savers, but beware the imbedded “Capital Guarantee” Scam

With a global pension gap forecasted to mushroom to $400 trillion by 2050 and income replacement rates decreasing, EU citizens are increasingly asked to rely on personal pension products to ...
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ESAs Advice on PRIIPs is Well-Intentioned, but Misses on Key Issues

12 February 2019 – BETTER FINANCE welcomes the final report of the European Supervisory Authorities’ Joint Committee (ESAs JC) to the European Commission (EC) on targeted amendments to the PRIIPs ...
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French savers again excluded from the governance of the French financial supervisory authority (AMF)

Paris, 28 January 2019 - The French Government, the National Assembly and the Senate have just appointed the new members of the AMF’s supervisory body. Yet again the public authorities ...
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European Authorities remain mostly blind when it comes to the Past Performance and Costs of Long-term Savings Products, despite first reports ever released

Long-term retail savings are the only EU consumer products for which consumers and Public Supervisors not only don’t have a clue as to their future performance, but they don’t even ...
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