MEPs vote for fairer finance in Europe

Flora Coleman
19.11.18
1 minute read

Last week, Wise took the Know What You Pay campaign to the streets outside Parliament. We were there to ask them to vote to support a regulation that would dramatically reduce costs for every European who sends and spends money abroad.

We did a lot.

  • We took over Politico’s front page with a cheeky cartoon designed by Belgian political cartoonist, LECTRR.
  • We set up the ‘World’s Most Confusing Souvenir stand’ right outside Parliament to show the problem to MEPs, their assistants and other passersby.
  • Hundreds of campaigners wrote to their policymakers to ask that they support this regulation.

We campaigned hard, and asked MEPs to listen. Not just to some money transfer company, but to the hundreds of thousands of affected Europeans.

And it worked.

On Monday, the Parliament voted overwhelmingly in support of the regulation. Only 3 members opposed.

Now the regulation will go into behind-the-scenes negotiations called ‘trilogues’, where the three EU institutions will debate the final shape of the proposals.

Watch what we got up to here.

If you want to be the first to know about any updates, sign up to our campaigners list, here.

Wise is the smart, new way to send money abroad.

Find out more
News

Nothing To Hide

Wise was founded in 2010 with the belief that international finance should be more fair and transparent. A decade later, the movement for transparency in...

Joshua Contreras
18.07.22 1 minute read

Tips, news and updates for your location