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Exclusion of pensions from PRIIPs Regulation is justified

On 1 April 2014 a trialogue agreement was reached by the European Parliament, Council and Commission on the EU packaged retail and insurance-based investment products (PRIIPs) Regulation.

Insurance Europe welcomes the exclusion of pension products from the scope of the Regulation. Pension products are neither investment products nor comparable with them, because they are specifically purchased to provide an income for retirement. Consumers therefore need personalised information to make informed decisions about which pension product to purchase.

Insurance Europe strongly supports a high level of consumer protection and believes improving the information provided to consumers is key. It remains to be seen whether the final PRIIPs Regulation as agreed by the trialogue parties will fulfil this aim.

Published 2 April 2014