DISCLOSURE MANDATES FOR CONSUMER CREDITS DRAWN WITH PAYMENT CARDS: DOES IT HAVE SENSE? RUSSIAN PERSPECTIVE
It is commonly recognized that special legislation shall be crafted to regulate consumer credit and financial services. Disclosure mandates have always been considered the preferred method of regulation in comparison with the substantive restrictions. Russian law is no exception. Most of the provisions of the Federal Law No. 112-FL of 05 May 2014 on Consumer Credit deal with the information duties of financial institutions. The problem is that only a small part of these duties reflect the specific features of the credits drawn with payment cards. Considering the fact that these types of credit have become more popular in Russia ignoring of these features by a law maker can lead to dramatic consequences.
The purpose of the paper is to assess the effectiveness of disclosure mandates provided by the Federal Law No. 112-FL and, based on the results of such an assessment, propose possible changes to disclosure regulation which can improve the protection of consumers’ rights.
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