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Euro & Finance 21-03-2014

Beyond Invoices

The Economic and Monetary Affairs committee in the European Parliament has voted to include commercial cards in the scope of a proposed regulation on interchange fees for card-based payments. The original proposal had not looked at commercial cards because they have a very different use and purpose from consumer cards.
Euro & Finance 04-04-2008

Euro to replace dollar as world’s reserve currency

With the dollar seemingly in terminal decline, there is little stopping the euro from becoming the world's premier reserve currency, argues Wolfgang Münchau in a March commentary for EuroIntelligence.
Euro & Finance 01-02-2008

Interview: Deal on consumer credit ‘too complicated’

The compromise reached last month over the consumer credit directive is not entirely satisfactory to Kurt Lechner, the German Christian Democrat who steered the draft through Parliament. He explained why in an interview with EURACTIV.
Euro & Finance 01-02-2008

Lechner MEP: Deal on consumer credit ‘too complicated’

The compromise reached last month over the consumer credit directive is not entirely satisfactory to Kurt Lechner, the German Christian Democrat who steered the draft through Parliament. He explained why in an interview with EURACTIV.
Euro & Finance 17-01-2008

Consumer credit

Following years of negotiations, EU member states found an agreement to amend the consumer credit directive, harmonising credit rules across the Union and allowing consumers to choose the best deal.
Euro & Finance 17-01-2008

Parliament passes disputed consumer credit directive

After six years of negotiation, EU lawmakers have passed the heavily-disputed consumer credit directive, giving Europeans the same rights and harmonising information standards across the EU, enabling consumers to compare offers when looking for loans to buy a new car, washing machine or TV set.
Euro & Finance 11-01-2008

Fate of consumer credit directive remains uncertain

The outcome of next week's Parliament vote on the consumer credit directive remains unclear after negotiations with the Council failed, fuelling speculation that the disputed bill will face a last-chance 'conciliation' procedure.
Euro & Finance 13-12-2007

Harmonised EU consumer credit rules one step closer

The European Parliament and Council are entering another round of tough negotiations on a much disputed directive on consumer credit, after a Parliament committee voted for some major changes to the draft.
Euro & Finance 05-09-2007

Prepare for the credit crisis to spread

It would be surprising if the problems caused by the current credit bubble - one of the "largest ever" – did not trickle down into the real economy, says Wolfgang Münchau in an article that first appeared in the Financial Times.
Brexit 17-07-2007

Much ado about little: the Consumer Credit Directive

Whether the Consumer Credit Directive will create a more integrated and competitive consumer credit market in Europe is still an open question, claim Nicola Jentzsch and Karel Lannoo in a May 2007 commentary for the European Credit Research Institute (ECRI).
Euro & Finance 22-05-2007

EU harmonises consumer-credit rules

Following years of negotiations, EU member states found an agreement to amend the consumer-credit Directive, harmonising credit rules across the Union and allowing consumers to choose the best deal.
Brexit 21-12-2004

Financial services: retail to have priority

Internal Market Commissioner Charlie McCreevy has signalled new initiatives on retail financial services and a lull on the wholesale side in an exclusive interview with EURACTIV.

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