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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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Report

Representation of the public interest in banking

Most of us have little or no say in what banks can and cannot, should and should not be doing, yet in Europe in 2016 we are all deeply affected by the activities of banks. This report investigates the numerous ways in which the public is blocked from participating in influencing the activities of banks and from representing its own interests in banking.
Position paper

Unfair Lending Practices and Toxic Loans

[This page was originally published on www.fininc.eu. To learn more about the transfer of EFIN’s activities to Finance Watch, read our press release].
Position paper

Indicators to monitor over-indebtedness

[This page was originally published on www.fininc.eu. To learn more about the transfer of EFIN’s activities to Finance Watch, read our press release]
Position paper

Early detection and constructive response about households financial difficulties

[This page was originally published on www.fininc.eu. To learn more about the transfer of EFIN’s activities to Finance Watch, read our press release].
Policy brief

Curbing subjectivity: A technical brief on the Fundamental Review of the Trading Book proposal

This note provides Finance Watch’s assessment of the proposals of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision figuring in the “Fundamental Review of the Trading Book”.
Speech

Public hearing on the EU’s Macro-prudential Policy

Finance Watch Secretary General, Christophe Nijdam, spoke on a panel at the European Commission’s Public hearing on the EU’s Macro-prudential Policy in Brussels, 07 November 2016
Consultation response

Response to the EC’s Public Consultation on a Potential EU Personal Pensions Framework

Open letter

Open Letter on the Retail Financial Services Action Plan

Dear Vice-President Dombrovskis, We would like to draw your attention to the forthcoming Retail Financial Services Action Plan that the Commission should issue at the beginning of next year, which has the potential to improve the consumer experience in financial services.
Speech

Public Hearing at the European Commission on Personal Pensions

Finance Watch’s Head of Public Affairs, Joost Mulder, spoke on a panel  at the European Commission’s “Public Hearing on Personal Pensions: towards a pan-European pension product?”, 24 October 2016 in Brussels.
Consultation response

Response to the EC’s consultation on the “Review of the EU Macroprudential Policy Framework”

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