European Commission launches EU strategy on financial services

Financial_servicesAlthough free circulation within the European Union is today a reality, access to financial services from one EU country to another can still be complicated due to a lack of harmonisation.

0n 23rd March 2017 the European Commission published an action plan setting out a strategy to strengthen the European single market for retail financial services. The main objective is to develop the potential of digitalisation and technology to improve European consumers’ access to financial services and enhance competition to provide greater choice and lower prices.

The documents related to the EU Action Plan are available here

This Action Plan follows an EU consultation launched in January 2016 on retail payment services, to which AGE replied highlighting the urgent need for more accessibility in this increasingly digitalised area.

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