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Direction for improving Korea’s financial consumer protection regulations

  • Direction for improving Korea’s financial consumer protection regulations
  • Choi, Soon Young
  • [Seoul] : Korea Capital Market Institute
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Title Direction for improving Korea’s financial consumer protection regulations
Author Choi, Soon Young
Publisher [Seoul] : Korea Capital Market Institute
Publication Date 2014 - 04
Material Type Report
Country South Korea Holding KCMI
Language English License
Series Title Capital Market Opinion

Abstract

Despite numerous efforts to combat it, disputes in the area of financial consumers continue to unabated. The recent and highly publicized cases of financial accidents, with disproportionate losses by vulnerable segments such as the elderly, have brought to debate the need to reform regulations surrounding Korea’s financial consumer protection. The intrinsic features of financial transactions, information asymmetry and uncertainty, coupled with the slowdown in economic growth and population aging that Korea faces will make the likelihood of financial disputes an increasing problem going into the future. However, discussion of financial consumer protection reform needs to be mindful to take a balanced view. Care needs to be given not to excessively hamper financial market development or to limit the choice of investors.

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