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Social justice in EU financial consumer law

Fejos, Andrea (2019) 'Social justice in EU financial consumer law.' Tilburg Law Review, 24 (1). pp. 68-88. ISSN 2211-0046

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Abstract

This paper considers how social justice influences EU financial consumer law. It provides a new way of looking at social justice in consumer law by showing that equality of status based social justice has increasingly come to the fore in modern EU financial consumer law. This emergent and complex set of private and regulatory rules on credit, insurance, investment and payment products has responded to the consequences of inequality between financial firms and consumers by engaging in product and rights regulation that balances the parties’ rights and duties and protects consumers from the consequences of status-based inequality. Looking forward the paper recommends that this social justice approach must be made transparent and become an express part of EU law and policy, both in order to raise consumer trust in the internal market and to more clearly set the future law and policy agenda.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Source info: Tilburg Law Review, vol. 24 2019
Uncontrolled Keywords: Financial consumer law – EU financial services – EU consumer law and policy- EU social market economy – social justice – equality of status
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities
Faculty of Humanities > Law, School of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2019 13:08
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2022 15:12
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/23719

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