Policy portal Digital Finance
Digital technologies such as Big Data, blockchain, crypto-assets and AI are changing everyday financial services and even more how these services are sold. They open up exciting new opportunities but may equally jeopardise civil liberties and destabilise society. Policymakers need to take a balanced, and differentiated view on the benefits and risks of digital innovation and strictly adhere to the principle of “same service, same risk, same regulation”.
EU regulation of digital finance should foster a diverse and competitive market, with robust risk management and strong consumer and data protection. This also means reducing EU dependence on ‘too-big-to-fail’ incumbents and ‘Big Tech’ operators.
What should the final distance marketing of consumer financial services rules look like?
Views on Council General Approach to Distance Marketing of Financial Services
Response to the European Commission’s Consultation on Open Finance Framework and Data Sharing in the Financial Sector
Analysis of the EU Digital Finance package – A New Finance Watch Report
Response to European Commission Public consultation on instant payments
Consumer protection: Digitalisation of retail financial services during the Covid-19 pandemic
Finance Watch response to the FSB’s public consultation on “global stablecoins”
Consultation response on a new digital finance strategy for Europe / FinTech action plan
Responses to crypto-assets consultations
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