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Consumer Protection in Financial Services : International Banking, Finance and Economic Law Series Set - Peter Cartwright

Consumer Protection in Financial Services

International Banking, Finance and Economic Law Series Set

By: Peter Cartwright (Editor)

Hardcover Published: May 1999
ISBN: 9789041197177
Number Of Pages: 292

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The question of how financial services should be regulated in the interests of consumers has never been more topical. The structure of the financial services industry is changing rapidly and the need for the law to keep pace with these changes has never been greater. This book examines the role of the law in the protection of the consumer, in particular the ways in which the law is, and could be, used to protect consumers when purchasing financial services. A prominent panel of contributors first examines the role of the European Union and the ombudsmen schemes operating in the United Kingdom in improving consumer protection. Eight expert papers present a detailed analysis of aspects of the various legal mechanisms protecting consumers in the banking, financial services, investments and insurance industries. The final part of the book is concerned with the important and controversial area of consumer credit.This unique work is a welcome contribution to a rapidly developing area of law, which has so far received little attention from commentators. It will be of great interest to those at the cutting edge of banking, financial services and consumer law, whether practicing lawyers or in-house counsel, and all those involved in advising consumers.

Sponsoring Organisations
Editor's Preface
List of Contributors
Table of Legislation
Table of Cases
Consumer Protection in Financial Services: Putting the Law in Context
Themes and Trends in Financial Services
The European Union, Financial Services, and the Consumer
The Ombudsmen and Consumer Protection
Bank Confidentiality and the Consumer in the United Kingdom
Unilateral Variation in Banking Contracts: An 'Unfair Term'?
Deposit Guarantees and the Individual Bank Customer
Financial Services and Investments
Financial Services Regulation: Can History Teach Us Anything?
Pensions and the Consumer: Lessons from Overseas
Some Consumer Problems Relating to the Sale of Long-Term Insurance
Insurance Law Reform for the Benefit of the Consumer: Some Lessons from Australia
Consumer Protection in Insurance Contracts
Consumer Credit
Seeking Social Justice for Poor Consumers in Credit Markets
Racial and Gender Equality in Markets for Financial Services
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ISBN: 9789041197177
ISBN-10: 9041197176
Series: International Banking, Finance and Economic Law Series Set
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 292
Published: May 1999
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.64

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