Finance

Financial Consumer Protection

 

The global financial crisis highlighted the need for more effective financial consumer protection measures as consumers face more sophisticated and complex financial markets. The availability of information has grown both in quantity and complexity and the pace of change, in terms of new product developments, product innovations, and technological advances, has increased dramatically.

 

Building and maintaining consumer confidence and trust in financial markets promotes efficiency and stability and helps to create positive outcomes for both financial institutions and their customers.

 

The OECD is working on how to enhance financial consumer protection, which includes determining what is required to help consumers gain the confidence, knowledge, information, security and choices they need to enable them to fully participate in financial markets.


DOCUMENTS AND LINKS

G20-World Bank-OECD conference on empowering consumers of financial products and services, Moscow, 15-16 June 2013

 

Financial Literacy and Consumer Protection: Overlooked Aspects of the Crisisversion française

 

Policy Framework for Effective and Efficient Financial Regulation: General Guidance and High-Level Checklist | version française


 
OECD Gateway for Financial Education

 


CONTACT

Mr. Michael Chapman
Tel: +33 1 45 24 79 43
Email: michael.chapman@oecd.org

G20/OECD Task Force on Financial Consumer Protection

The Task Force is currently focused on supporting the implementation of the High-level Principles.


G20 High-level Principles on Financial Consumer Protection

In February 2011, the G20 called on the OECD, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) and other relevant international organisations to develop common principles on consumer protection in the field of financial services. These principles were endorsed at the G20 meeting on 14-15 October 2011.

Update report on effective approaches to support the implementation of the High-level Principles and Annex, prepared for the G20 Saint Petersburg Summit on 5-6 September 2013

 

G20 High-level Principles on Financial Consumer Protection

 

G20 finance ministers agree new principles to boost financial consumer protection | version française

 

Communiqué of the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors, 15 October 2011

 

Speeches by Angel Gurría at the G20-OECD High-level seminar on financial consumer protection, 14 October 2011

 

Angel Gurría speaks to G20 about financial consumer protection, 4 November 2011, Cannes

 

Online public consultation on draft high-level principles on financial consumer protection 1-31 August 2011

 

 

 

 

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