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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/ Press Releases, Sustainabe Finance

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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European Parliament takes Consumer and Investor Protection Seriously in Financial Supervision Reform

BETTER FINANCE welcomes the latest amendments adopted by the ECON Committee to the reform of the European System of Financial Supervision (including the European Banking Authority (EBA), the European Insurance ...
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ESMA announced the New Members of its Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group (SMSG)- Four of them are from BETTER FINANCE and its Member Organisations

On 6 December the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) announced the new composition of its Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group (SMSG). BETTER FINANCE thanks and congratulates ESMA for improving ...
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/ Press Releases, Supervision & Redress

EU Capital Markets 2019-2024: A New Deal for Investors and Users of Financial Services

For too long now individual investors and savers have been gradually crowded out of equity markets and pushed into frequently under-performing packaged products. To ensure long-term growth it will be ...
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BETTER FINANCE Welcomes the ECON Vote on AMENDING the PRIIPs Regulation

BETTER FINANCE welcomes yesterday’s vote of the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee amending the Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products (PRIIPs) Regulation. ...
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MERCK Wins the EUROSHAREHOLDERS’ Awards Thanks to most Shareholder-friendly Director’s Pay System

28 November 2018 - Yesterday evening Euroshareholders, the shareholders branch of BETTER FINANCE, announced the winners of the 2018 Euroshareholders Awards at a ceremony in Wiesbaden, Germany. This year, the ...
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