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EFIN is joining Finance-Watch

Making finance serve all European Financial Inclusion Network members join Finance Watch Brussels, 13 June 2018 – Finance Watch, the independent non-profit organisation that defends the public interest in financial reform and regulation, today welcomed 15 financial inclusion specialists as new Associate Members. The new Associate Members – all members of the European Financial Inclusion [...]

By | June 14th, 2018|Events, Hot Topics, Non classé, Reading Room, Uncategorized, We Advocate, We Disseminate, We Research|Comments Off on EFIN is joining Finance-Watch

Call for tenders : Saving behaviors of low-income households in Europe

CALL FOR TENDERS The Observatoire de l'Epargne Européenne is currently seeking out contracts for the realization of Européen research projects on the following themes that were selected by its Scientific Committee:  Theme 1:  Optimal lifecycle saving for retirement Theme 2:  Saving behaviors of low-income households in Europe Funding offered by the OEE is generally between [...]

By | June 6th, 2018|Events, Hot Topics, Non classé|Comments Off on Call for tenders : Saving behaviors of low-income households in Europe

Non-performing loans : the Commission is on the wrong track

Image from La Dépèche, by José Navarro, published on 23/06/2010 EU Commission initiative on credit servicers, credit purchasers and the recovery of collateral 2018/0063 COD Bringing the share of non-performing loans (NPL) down to below 5% of total bank assets is a key legacy task of the 2007/8 financial crisis. In several EU countries, the [...]

By | April 16th, 2018|Non classé|Comments Off on Non-performing loans : the Commission is on the wrong track

Cross-border payments: Missed opportunity to put a cap on money-transfer fees and help tackle inequality worldwide

Cross-border payments: Missed opportunity to put a cap on money-transfer fees and help tackle inequality worldwide Finance-Watch press release Brussels, 28 March 2018 - Finance Watch welcomes today’s proposals by the European Commission that would make cross-border payments cheaper within the EU and better inform users of dynamic currency conversion services. Choosing not to cover [...]

By | April 1st, 2018|Hot Topics, Non classé, Reading Room, We Advocate, We Disseminate|Comments Off on Cross-border payments: Missed opportunity to put a cap on money-transfer fees and help tackle inequality worldwide

Cheap euro transfers everywhere in the Union

A better deal for consumers: Cheap euro transfers everywhere in the Union and fairer currency conversions Brussels, 28 March 2018 The European Commission is today proposing to make cross-border payments in euro cheaper across the entire EU. Under current rules, there is no difference for euro area residents or businesses if they carry out euro [...]

By | April 1st, 2018|Hot Topics, We Disseminate|Comments Off on Cheap euro transfers everywhere in the Union

EU Commission and Reduction of Non Performing Loans: consumer protection in danger

EU Commission and Reduction of Non Performing Loans: consumer protection in danger On the 18 January 2018, the European Commission published a progress report on the reduction of non-performing loans (NPL). As background to that report,  it is worth reading a recent article in Harvard Politics, which gives an attractive overview of some of the [...]

By | February 11th, 2018|Hot Topics, Reading Room, We Disseminate|Comments Off on EU Commission and Reduction of Non Performing Loans: consumer protection in danger

Ethical and sustainable finance

Many readers will know that the European Commission has launched a “European Financial Reform Agenda”. In that framework, an expert group issued a first interim report in July 2017, and a second report is expected this month, December 2017: https://ec.europa.eu/info/sites/info/files/170713-sustainable-finance-report_en.pdf What is sustainable finance? The interim report suggests an attractive definition: “sustainable finance refers to [...]

By | December 19th, 2017|Hot Topics, Reading Room|Comments Off on Ethical and sustainable finance

UK Financial Regulation and the challenge of Brexit

Robert Shotton December 2017 The UK Trades Union Congress (TUC) has published an “Economic and Social Audit of the “City” - the UK's financial sector, authored by Mick McAteer. It asks whether the City, which is so central to the UK economy, is working effectively to support the real economy, and more particularly, for the [...]

By | December 19th, 2017|Hot Topics, Reading Room|Comments Off on UK Financial Regulation and the challenge of Brexit

EU report of financial crisis impact… Chapter 7 includes Financial inclusion issues

The EU Commission (DG Financial Stability) issued a significant report on " Coping with the international financial crisis at the national level in a European context. Click here to access the report. Available since November 2017, the report provide an Impact and financial sector policy responses in 2008-2015. Among different interesting chapter, we point out [...]

By | December 6th, 2017|Hot Topics, Reading Room|Comments Off on EU report of financial crisis impact… Chapter 7 includes Financial inclusion issues

Proposal for the EU financial supervisory reform – Open letter

Last September the European Commission published its proposal for the review of the European Supervisory Authorities (EBA, ESMA and EIOPA – ESAs). The aim is to reform the ESAs’ mandate, governance and funding to underpin the Capital Markets Union, the EU’s flagship project in the area of investments. BEUC, Better Finance, Finance Watch, AGE Platform [...]

By | November 29th, 2017|Hot Topics, We Advocate|Comments Off on Proposal for the EU financial supervisory reform – Open letter