European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users

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Overview

Lobbying Costs

700,000€ - 799,999€

Financial year: Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

3.5 Fte (8)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

4

High-level Commission meetings

20

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users   (BETTER FINANCE)

    EU Transparency Register

    24633926420-79 First registered on 11 Aug 2011

    Goals / Remit

    The European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users (BETTER FINANCE) is a not-for-profit non-governmental organisation. It does not represent any commercial or business interests. BETTER FINANCE acts as an independent financial expertise center to the direct benefit of the European financial services users (end-users, consumers, retail investors, etc.) and other stakeholders of European financial services who are independent from the financial industry. It federates national and international organisations representing the interests of individual investors and financial services users in Europe.

    Main EU files targeted

    Shareholders Rights Directive II, Capital Markets Union, IORPs, MiFID, PRIIPs, IDD, FTT, ELTIFs, UCITS, SFDR, Solvency II, PEPP, Green New Deal, Ecolabel for financial products, Collective Redress, MiCA & EU Pilot regime for market infrastructures

    Address

    Head Office
    Rue d'Arenberg 44 4th floor
    Brussels 1000
    BELGIUM
    EU Office
    Rue d'Arenberg 44 4th floor
    Brussels 1000
    BELGIUM

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    8

    Employment timeLobbyists
    50%6
    25%2

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    3.5

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    4 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 27 Nov 2022

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Guillaume Prache 25 Aug 2022 24 Aug 2023
    Mr Martin MOLKO 23 Mar 2022 22 Mar 2023
    Mr Matis JOAB 19 Mar 2022 17 Mar 2023
    Mr Edoardo CARLUCCI 19 Mar 2022 23 Aug 2022
    Mr Stefan Dragos VOICU 19 Mar 2022 17 Mar 2023
    Mr Edoardo CARLUCCI 25 Jan 2020 31 Jan 2021
    Mr Matis JOAB 25 Jan 2020 31 Jan 2021
    Ms Alessandra MANIS 19 Sep 2019 31 Mar 2020
    Mr Guillaume Prache 18 Jul 2019 17 Jul 2020
    Mr Arnaud Houdmont 18 Jul 2019 17 Jul 2020
    Ms Aleksandra Maczynska 24 May 2019 22 May 2020
    Ms Aiste VYSNIAUSKAITE 24 May 2019 22 Nov 2019
    Ms Lina STRANDVÅG NAGELL 19 Apr 2019 30 Apr 2020
    Mr Timothee GALVAIRE 19 Apr 2019 31 Oct 2019
    Mr Edoardo CARLUCCI 25 Jan 2019 24 Jan 2020
    Ms Judith Hardt 16 Jan 2019 15 Jan 2020
    Mr Stefan Dragos VOICU 23 Nov 2018 22 Nov 2019
    Ms Aiste VYSNIAUSKAITE 23 Nov 2018 22 May 2019
    Ms Judith Hardt 12 Oct 2018 31 Jan 2019
    Mr Arnaud Houdmont 05 Sep 2018 31 Aug 2019
    Ms Lina STRANDVÅG NAGELL 05 Sep 2018 31 Mar 2019
    Mr Guillaume Prache 24 Aug 2018 23 Aug 2019
    Ms Marie Vial 24 Aug 2018 23 Aug 2019
    Ms Marissa Andreah DIAZ 21 Aug 2018 28 Feb 2019
    Mr Lorenzo MARCHIONNI 03 Aug 2018 28 Feb 2019
    Ms Aleksandra Maczynska 08 Jun 2018 07 Jun 2019
    Mr Stefan Dragos VOICU 09 Mar 2018 30 Nov 2018
    Ms Lina STRANDVÅG NAGELL 27 Feb 2018 31 Aug 2018
    Ms Marie Vial 17 Jan 2018 31 Aug 2018
    Mr Guillaume Prache 02 Sep 2017 31 Aug 2018
    Mr Arnaud Houdmont 02 Sep 2017 31 Aug 2018
    Mr Stefan Dragos VOICU 01 Sep 2017 30 Apr 2018
    Ms Marie Vial 01 Aug 2017 28 Feb 2018
    Ms Aleksandra Maczynska 20 Jul 2017 05 Jul 2018
    Mr Alex Rodriguez Toscano 29 Jun 2017 27 Jun 2018
    Sibille Allgayer 29 Jun 2017 27 Jun 2018
    Ms Marie Vial 23 Jan 2017 17 Aug 2017
    Mr Guillaume Prache 12 Oct 2016 07 Oct 2017
    Mr Arnaud Houdmont 12 Oct 2016 07 Oct 2017
    Mr Alex Rodriguez Toscano 19 Jul 2016 14 Jul 2017
    Sibille Allgayer 19 Jul 2016 14 Jul 2017
    Mr Alvero Kavanagh 19 Jul 2016 13 Jan 2017
    Ms Agathe Vandeplassche 26 Jan 2016 22 Jul 2016
    Mr Juan Manuel Viver Gargallo 06 Oct 2015 01 Oct 2016
    Mr Guillaume Prache 06 Oct 2015 01 Oct 2016
    Mr Arnaud Houdmont 06 Oct 2015 01 Oct 2016
    Mr Guillaume Prache 02 Oct 2014 30 Sep 2015
    Mr Arnaud Houdmont 30 Sep 2014 26 Sep 2015
    Mr Juan Manuel Viver Gargallo 27 Sep 2014 25 Sep 2015
    Mr Arnaud Houdmont 30 Aug 2013 27 Aug 2014
    Mrs Yvonne Colard 03 Sep 2013 30 Aug 2014
    Mr Juan Manuel Viver Gargallo 07 May 2013 03 May 2014
    Mr Guillaume Prache 07 May 2013 03 May 2014
    Mr Guillaume Prache 04 May 2013 02 Jun 2013
    Ms Maria Bause 04 May 2013 02 May 2014
    Mobale ( Karin) Balilonoso 04 May 2013 02 May 2014

    Complementary Information

    BETTER FINANCE's staff is currently composed of 8 full-time employees. We are in the process of recruiting 1-2 interns on a short-term basis.
    We estimate that overall time dedicated to lobbying is about 40%. We also conduct research, member relations, and other activities.

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories

    Category

    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    European Financial Reporting Advisory Group - EFRAG https://www.efrag.org/

    European Federation of Employee Share Ownership – EFES http://www.efesonline.org/,

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    700,000€ - 799,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    TypeNameAmount
    Grant Directorate General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union 412,838€
    Grant Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises 76,172€

    Major contributions in current year

    TypeNameAmount
    Grant Directorate General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union 455,000€
    Grant Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises 105,000€

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    700,000€ - 799,999€

    Other financial info

    We receive a yearly grant under the Single Market Programme, administered by DG FISMA. In addition, we received a grant under the Horizon 2020 Programme, administered by EASME, for a total of circa 160 000 EUR for the period 09/2020 - 08/2023, of which the amount above for 2022 is the current best budget estimate.

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Financial Services User Group#E02594#VOICU Stefan#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=2594 #Member #B#Civil society, Other#Consumer Policy Advisory Group#E03750#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=3750 #Member #C#Finance, Civil society#European Union Eco-labelling Board#E00374#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=374 #Member #C#Civil society, Other

    Groups (European Parliament)

    N/A

    Other activities

    Better Finance responds to the highest possible number of relevant consultations launched by the European Commission, the European Supervisory Authorities and other public institutions as long as they impact or may impact financial services users and other non-industry stakeholders. It also participates to workshops, expert groups and public hearings organized by European institutions or other stakeholders and organisations. Better Finance actively meets with EU representatives (MEPs, EC staff members, Council of the EU delegates) on relevant topics for the European financial policies.

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    20 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't publish information about such meetings. All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 25 May 2022 Location online
      Subject Retail Investment Strategy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mairead Mcguinness
      Portfolio Financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union
      Commission
      • Nicolo Brignoli (Cabinet member)
      • Florian Denis (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 18 Feb 2022 Location Virtual meeting
      Subject Retail investment strategy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mairead Mcguinness
      Portfolio Financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union
      Commission
      • Florian Denis (Cabinet member)
      • Nicolo Brignoli (Cabinet member)
    • Date 09 Dec 2021 Location Virtual meeting
      Subject Retail investment strategy, CMU and sustainable finance
      Commission
      • John Berrigan (Director-General)
    • Date 22 Apr 2021 Location Video Conferencing
      Subject Capital Markets Union Sustainable Finance
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mairead Mcguinness
      Portfolio Financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union
      Commission
      • Mairead McGuinness (Commissioner)
    • Date 08 Mar 2021 Location virtual
      Subject Retail investment/CMU/MiFID II
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mairead Mcguinness
      Portfolio Financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union
      Commission
      • Florian Denis (Cabinet member)
    • Date 17 Feb 2021 Location Video Confercing
      Subject Brexit, Transatlantic Dialogue
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mairead Mcguinness
      Portfolio Financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union
      Commission
      • Mairead McGuinness (Commissioner)
    • Date 03 Feb 2021 Location Video Conferencing
      Subject Capital Markets Union, Retail Investment, Sustainable Finance, Digital Finance.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mairead Mcguinness
      Portfolio Financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union
      Commission
      • Mairead McGuinness (Commissioner)
    • Date 02 Dec 2020 Location Video Conference
      Subject European Capital Markets Union and new green deal.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mairead Mcguinness
      Portfolio Financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union
      Commission
      • Mairead McGuinness (Commissioner)
    • Date 09 Nov 2020 Location Brussel
      Subject Virtual Meeting - Introductory meeting. Retail financial services, consumer dimension
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mairead Mcguinness
      Portfolio Financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union
      Commission
      • Agnieszka Drzewoska (Cabinet member)
      • Florian Denis (Cabinet member)
    • Date 25 Sep 2020 Location video conferencing
      Subject Consumer Agenda
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Didier Reynders
      Portfolio Justice
      Commission
      • Didier Reynders (Commissioner)
    • Date 28 May 2020 Location video-conferencing
      Subject COVID-19 relief measures
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio An Economy that Works for People
      Commission
      • Andrea Beltramello (Cabinet member)
      • Valdis Dombrovskis (Executive Vice-President)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 18 Nov 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject Capital Markets Union, Sustainabe Finance
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio Euro and Social Dialogue, also in charge of Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
      Commission
      • Valdis Dombrovskis (Vice-President)
      • Andrea Beltramello (Cabinet member)
    • Date 05 Dec 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Speech at the International Conference "EU Capital Markets 2024"
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Jean-Claude Juncker
      Portfolio President
      Commission
      • Paulina Dejmek Hack (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 29 Aug 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject CMU, Fintech
      Commission
      • Olivier Guersent (Director-General)
    • Date 08 Mar 2018 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Collective Redress
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio Euro and Social Dialogue, also in charge of Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
      Commission
      • Elina Melngaile (Cabinet member)
    • Date 12 Dec 2016 Location Strasbourg
      Subject CMU; Better Finance; FSUG
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio Euro and Social Dialogue, also in charge of Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
      Commission
      • Valdis Dombrovskis (Vice-President)
    • Date 25 Sep 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Capital Markets Union
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Jonathan Hill
      Portfolio Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
      Commission
      • Jonathan Hill (Commissioner)
    • Date 28 Apr 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Capital Markets Union
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Jonathan Hill
      Portfolio Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
      Commission
      • Nathalie De Basaldua Lemarchand (Cabinet member)
    • Date 13 Feb 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Financial Services Policy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Jonathan Hill
      Portfolio Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
      Commission
      • Denzil Davidson (Cabinet member)
    • Date 03 Feb 2015 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Corporate governance
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality
      Commission
      • Daniel Braun (Cabinet member)
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