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This policy portal provides a public interest perspective on the issues at stake and ongoing legislative debates in the field of financial regulation.

As major rules for financial institutions are set at the EU rather than national level, EU legislators play the key role. Adequate rules are of crucial importance, as the size, complexity and influence of the financial system have reached unprecedented levels. Challenges like digitalisation or accelerating climate change need to be addressed too. There is a long way to go to make finance truly serve the economy and society.

 

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25 PUBLICATIONS

Position paper

What should the final distance marketing of consumer financial services rules look like?

As the DMFSD enters the crucial trilogue stage of the ordinary legislative process, Finance Watch highlights key policies co-legislators should adopt in the final legislative text. Robust and effective consumer protection rules in the online financial services market are more important than ever given increasing digitalization and the emergence of innovative and complex financial services products on the market.
What should the final distance marketing of consumer financial services rules look like?
Position paper

Views on Council General Approach to Distance Marketing of Financial Services

Finance Watch dives into the details of the Council of the European Union’s general approach to the Distance Marketing of Consumer Financial Services Directive (DMFSD), published on 2 March. While happy that the Council has maintained the future-orientated nature of the Directive, there are several points of concern.
Views on Council General Approach to Distance Marketing of Financial Services
Position paper

Position Paper on the Retail Investment Strategy

To ensure that European citizens can safely invest in capital markets, both online and offline, improvements are needed to enhance the EU retail investor protection framework.
Position Paper on the Retail Investment Strategy
Consultation response

Response to consultation: Directive on Distance Marketing of Consumer Financial Services

Response to consultation: Directive on Distance Marketing of Consumer Financial Services
Consultation response

Response to Commission public consultation: Retail investment strategy for Europe

Response to Commission public consultation: Retail investment strategy for Europe
Consultation response

Consultation response on the New European Consumer Agenda

Consultation response on the New European Consumer Agenda
Consultation response

Response to the consultation on Distance Marketing of Financial Services

Response to the consultation on Distance Marketing of Financial Services
Policy brief

Towards inclusive, safe and sustainable financial services for consumers

On 8 April 2019, Finance Watch published its blueprint on retail financial services with an assessment of the current market failures and key priorities for the next European Commission.
Towards inclusive, safe and sustainable financial services for consumers
Consultation response

Consultation on integrating sustainability risks and factors in MiFID II

Consultation on integrating sustainability risks and factors in MiFID II
Consultation response

Finance Watch response to the ESMA Consultation Paper on suitability requirements guidelines under MiFID II

Finance Watch response to the ESMA Consultation Paper on suitability requirements guidelines under MiFID II
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