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2014

15.04.2014
The right investment to suit your needs: basic information leaflet will help retail investors make the right choice (STATEMENT/14/122)
15.04.2014
European Parliament adopts the Directive on payment accounts (STATEMENT/14/123)
02.04.2014
European Parliament and Council back Commission’s proposal on a Key Information Document covering retail investments (STATEMENT/14/94)
20.03.2014
European Parliament and Council back Commission proposal on right of citizens to a basic bank account (STATEMENT/14/75)

2013

10.12.2013
The European Parliament confirmed today its willingness to make the mortgage credit sector subject to heightened consumer protection measures at EU level by approving the new rules on mortgage credit lending. (MEMO/13/1126)
10.09.2013
European Parliament confirms its willingness to make the mortgage credit sector subject to heightened consumer protection measures (MEMO/13/777)
20.06.2013
The European Banking Authority's opinions on Good Practices for Responsible Mortgage Lending and on Good Practices for the Treatment of Borrowers in Mortgage Payment Difficulties are available here.
08.05.2013
Commission acts to make bank accounts cheaper, more transparent and accessible to all (IP/13/415)
25.04.2013
The European Financial Stability and Integration Report (EFSIR), presented today by the Commission at a joint conference with the European Central Bank, shows that, despite improvements, the financial crisis continued to exert a significant impact in holding back economic growth in 2012. (IP/13/367)
22.04.2013
Political agreement on the mortgage directive (MEMO/13/365)

2012

20.12.2012
Commission adopted its report on the application of Directive 2006/48/EC on microcredit activities
22.08.2012
Member States' follow-up to the Recommendation of 18 July 2011 on a basic payment account - SWD (2012)0249
03.07.2012
Commission proposes legislation to improve consumer protection in financial services (IP/12/736 Choose translations of the previous link )
20.03.2012
Consultation on Bank accounts (MEX/12/0320 Choose translations of the previous link )
17.02.2012
Special Eurobarometer on retail financial services

2011

22.11.2011
Conference: “Improving the regulatory environment for microcredit”, 02.12.2011
18.07.2011
Commission recommends access to basic and affordable bank accounts for all citizens (IP/11/897 Choose translations of the previous link )
31.03.2011
Commission adopts a proposal for a Directive on credit agreements relating to residential property (IP/11/383 Choose translations of the previous link )
25.01.2011
Commission consults on interest rate restrictions

2010

26.11.2010
Consultation on legislative steps for the Packaged Retail Investment Products (PRIPs) initiative (MEX/10/1126 Choose translations of the previous link )
06.10.2010
Commission consults on access to a basic payment account (MEX/10/1006 Choose translations of the previous link )
30.07.2010
Call for applications for the Financial Services User Group (FSUG) opened (MEX/10/0730 Choose translations of the previous link )
25.06.2010
Your experience of changing banks – send your feedback
15.01.2010
Commission consults on a study on tying and other potentially unfair commercial practices (MEX/10/0115 Choose translations of the previous link )