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Consumer financial protection: future directions

  • Richard Sandlant

    (Treasury, Government of Australia)

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    With governments around the world taking a renewed interest in effective consumer financial protection, this paper focuses on four key pillars: financial literacy, disclosure, advice, and product regulation. Although there is no one ‘silver bullet’ that will provide effective consumer financial protection on its own, there are potential synergies between these four pillars (and other measures), which can have a multiplier effect on the effectiveness of individual components, enhancing the overall efficiency of the policy framework.

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    Article provided by The Treasury, Australian Government in its journal Economic Roundup.

    Volume (Year): (2012)
    Issue (Month): 1 (May)
    Pages: 31-44

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    Handle: RePEc:tsy:journl:journl_tsy_er_2012_1_2
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    1. Cass R. Sunstein & Richard H. Thaler, 2003. "Libertarian paternalism is not an oxymoron," Conference Series ; [Proceedings], Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, vol. 48(Jun).
    2. Campbell, John Y. & Jackson, Howell E. & Madrian, Brigitte C. & Tufano, Peter, 2010. "The Regulation of Consumer Financial Products: An Introductory Essay with Four Case Studies," Working Paper Series rwp10-040, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government.
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