Joint letter to Greek Presidency regarding Payment Accounts Directive
AGE joined a coalition of organisations working for the rights of vulnerable consumers across Europe and sent a letter to the Greek Presidency on prioritising the proposed Payment Accounts Directive, and striving to complete this dossier during this parliamentary term.
For the signed NGOs, progress in the negotiations on the Payment Accounts Directive is urgent as it is no longer possible to participate fully in modern society without the possibility of access to a range of basic financial services, especially a basic bank account, yet there are up to 58 million people in the EU who currently do not have such an account. In order to ensure that this legislation truly benefits the needs of European citizens, especially the vulnerable, AGE and other organisations urge the Presidency to move this dossier forward and propose specific issues, which should be central in the negotiations of the proposed law.
You may read the joint letter here