The Finance Watch team

Participated in these publications

Our letter to the EBA on top official’s alleged move to lobbying organisation
Open letter

Our letter to the EBA on top official’s alleged move to lobbying organisation

Update 28/10/19 -> You can now sign a petition organised...
Feedback on the Technical Expert Group preliminary report for an EU Green Bond Standard
Consultation response

Feedback on the Technical Expert Group preliminary report for an EU Green Bond Standard

On 3rd April 2019 Finance Watch responded to a call for...
Reform of the European Supervisory Authorities and financial consumer protection
Open letter

Reform of the European Supervisory Authorities and financial consumer protection

Together with four other organisations, Finance Watch has sent an...
Report

Financial Regulation challenged by European Trade Policy

On 2 October 2018, the Veblen Institute and Finance Watch published a...
Joint Statement: ECON’s draft report on the review of the European Financial Supervisors
Joint statement

Joint Statement: ECON’s draft report on the review of the European Financial Supervisors

Joint Statement by Finance Watch, Better Finance, Beuc, Coface Families...
Finance Watch Blueprint on the European System of Financial Supervision
Policy brief

Finance Watch Blueprint on the European System of Financial Supervision

In order to ensure that the European financial system operates...
Proposal for the EU financial supervisory reform – Open letter
Open letter

Proposal for the EU financial supervisory reform – Open letter

Brussels, 27 November 2017 Finance Watch has co-signed a letter to the...
Comment on the final report of the European Commission’s Expert Group on Corporate Bonds
Position paper

Comment on the final report of the European Commission’s Expert Group on Corporate Bonds

Finance Watch and BETTER FINANCE comment on the final report...
Consultation response on transparency and fees in cross-border transactions in the EU
Consultation response

Consultation response on transparency and fees in cross-border transactions in the EU

Brussels, 30 October 2017 – Finance Watch has published its...
Consultation response on the REFIT review of the EU Directive on motor insurance
Consultation response

Consultation response on the REFIT review of the EU Directive on motor insurance

Brussels, 20 October 2017 – Finance Watch has published its...
Consultation response on secondary markets for non-performing loans
Consultation response

Consultation response on secondary markets for non-performing loans

Brussels, 20 October 2017 – Finance Watch has published its...
Finance Watch response to the public consultation on the Europe 2020 strategy
Consultation response

Finance Watch response to the public consultation on the Europe 2020 strategy

On 31 October 2014, Finance Watch published its response to...
Finance Watch note “Too-big-to-fail in the EU”
Position paper

Finance Watch note “Too-big-to-fail in the EU”

Finance Watch has published a note (pdf, 12 pages – this note...
Finance Watch responses to the ESMA MiFID II/MiFIR Level 2 Consultation and Discussion Papers
Consultation response

Finance Watch responses to the ESMA MiFID II/MiFIR Level 2 Consultation and Discussion Papers

On 7 July 2014, Finance Watch has published its responses...
Finance Watch response to the Consultation on the review of the European System of Financial Supervision
Consultation response

Finance Watch response to the Consultation on the review of the European System of Financial Supervision

Financial supervision in Europe is carried out by three European...
Finance Watch response to EC Consultation on Banking Structure
Consultation response

Finance Watch response to EC Consultation on Banking Structure

11 July 2013 – Finance Watch today published its response...
Finance Watch response to the consultation on Long-term Financing
Consultation response

Finance Watch response to the consultation on Long-term Financing

26 June 2013 – Finance Watch has published today its...
Finance Watch response to ECON coherence questionnaire
Consultation response

Finance Watch response to ECON coherence questionnaire

13 June 2013 – Finance Watch responded to the Parliament...
Position paper on German bank reform
Position paper

Position paper on German bank reform

Finance Watch position paper on German bill proposal to separate risks...
Discussion paper on product rules for retail investment products
Position paper

Discussion paper on product rules for retail investment products

Finance Watch published a discussion paper comparing different national product...
The importance of being separated
Report

The importance of being separated

(This publication also exists in French) Finance Watch policy note...
Finance Watch response to the questionnaire on long-term investment funds
Consultation response

Finance Watch response to the questionnaire on long-term investment funds

Finance Watch response to the European Commission questionnaire on a...

Participated in these articles

Financial regulation: Small victories on revolving doors

The independence of supervisory authorities is crucial for public interest....

The fascination with the ogre – and how to loosen the stranglehold of finance

Review of our member Laurence Scialom’s latest book “La fascination...

Finance Watch publishes Annual Report 2017

Brussels, 04 May 2018 – Finance Watch, the public interest group...

A Paradise for the 0.1%

Tax avoidance is no longer the occasional failure of an...

Financial policy for future generations

What will future generations of EU citizens make of today’s...

ENLIGHTEN: European legitimacy in governing through hard times

The ‘European Legitimacy in Governing through Hard Times: the role of European...

The insufficient role of EDIS in restoring trust in banks

Financial stability is impossible if depositors do not trust their...

So-called “Basel IV” would help restore trust in the health of the European banking sector

Current bank prudential regulation allows large banks to use their internal...

Better regulation: Why more stakeholder involvement benefits some more than others

This article is part of a series of blogs on...

Help us voice society’s concerns to avoid a further deregulation of the banking sector

Right after the financial crisis, the need to increase the...

Beware of the impact assessment

Why apple pie is not always good for you

Better Regulation – an introduction

Welcome to a new series of blogs on “Better Regulation”. ...

Liquidity – a double-edged sword

Financial industry lobbyists are using concerns about market liquidity to...

Broad support for CMU… from the financial industry

The European Commission is very confident about the level of...

Bank structure reform in danger

This blog article is part of a series of articles on...

Questions to European Commissioner-designate Jonathan Hill – Answers by Finance Watch

Lord Hill, the UK’s Commissioner-designate for financial services, has been...

In memoriam

Ieke van den Burg, former Chair of Finance Watch, passed away...

TTIP – a consultation that misses the key question

A year ago, the EU Member States gave a mandate...

Annual Report 2013

Brussels, 23 May 2014 – Finance Watch, the public interest advocacy...

Why do we think the EC proposal has the “right objectives but a fragile mechanism”?

Governments have to stand behind retail banks: there would be...

MiFID: the counter-lobby makes a difference

Lawmakers this month reached a long-awaited agreement on regulating financial markets. The...

Banking Union: An unfinished project

The banking union is an ambitious project. It aims to...

Call for Action – Join our demand for a strong EU Bank Reform Proposal

Shouldn’t banks stand on their own feet?

A misleading argument on bank separation – the “client facing” criterion

For believers in the good of the market, the arguments...

Annual report 2011 and 2012

The first Finance Watch Annual Report, covering the period from our launch...

Airlines and energy companies must disclose their derivatives trading too

Big corporates must play by the rules on derivatives trading...

Buying complex retail investment products

In the butcher’s shop you see two options: one says...

One year on …what has Finance Watch achieved?

Finance Watch was “born” at its first AGM, on a hot...

Who are the senior bankers calling for separation?

Here is a list of senior bankers and key industry...

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