On 7 December 2018, the European Commission published an evaluation roadmap for the Distance Marketing of Financial Services Directive. The evaluation will assess whether the Directive’s original objectives have been achieved, how the Directive is functioning from a cost-benefits and burden reduction perspective and how the Directive works together with other legislation in the field of retail financial services, consumer protection and data protection.

A public consultation questionnaire will be made available in all EU languages via the Commission’s central public consultations page early in 2019 for a minimum period of 12 weeks. A synopsis report of the consultation will be published on the Commission’s website, tentatively by September 2019.