Collective forms of consumer redress: Financial ombudsman service case study

Vicki Waye, Vincenzo Morabito

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In the UK, debate about the appropriate balance between publicly and privately driven forms of collective consumer redress has favoured a regulatory solution exemplified by the FSA s new rule-making powers mandating the establishment of consumer redress schemes. This article examines another solution - a co-regulatory scheme involving Australia s Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS). The article compares the costs and benefits of FOS intervention apropos systemic breach with other forms of collective consumer redress, including class actions and public regulator action.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1 - 31
Number of pages31
JournalJournal of Corporate Law Studies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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