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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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5 PUBLICATIONS

Report

Report – Transition Planning for Insurers: A supervisory tool to improve climate risk resilience

Policy brief

Root causes of household over-indebtedness

Without strong consumer protection legislation and proper public social security systems, the risk of financial difficulty is left to chance, making people vulnerable to predatory schemes. In this short policy brief, Finance...
Report

Report – From debtor prisons to being prisoners of debt

Making the case for harmonised EU consumer insolvency rules. A Finance Watch report showing that consumers in the European Union face unequal access to relief when personal debts outstrip ability to pay...
Consultation response

Response to European Commission Public consultation on instant payments

Consultation response

Consultation response on the Green Paper on Ageing

Report

A Wrinkle in the Process: Financial Inclusion Barriers in an Ageing Europe – Report

A groundbreaking look at vulnerability among older people in the European Union and the barriers they face that limit their access to basic, mainstream-market financial services and products appropriate to their needs...