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Personal Indebtedness, EFIN &ADLE Conference, THE PRESENTATIONS, 7th December, EU Parliament
Personal Indebtedness in the EU
EFIN and the ADLE group support MEP Sylvie Goulard initiative for this conference dedicated to EU initiative to treat and to prevent over-indebtedness.
Organised at the EU Parliament, the conference had allowed participants to learn more about the EU initiative on Personal Insolvency on the one hand, and on the potential strategy to elaborate on the appropriate use by the Financial industry of the Big Data, for a so called “Financial inclusion”. The European Banking Authority presented its position and understanding of the issue. The next step are not so much defined so far. Then, Anne Fily (BEUC, EFIN) presented a specific project to guarantee, from a consumer perspective, the benefit of big data and new analytics and the benefit of keeping the control on his personal data in the creditworthiness issue.
Wednesday 7th December: 15h – 18h, Brussels, EU Parliament
Introduction : Documentation and researches on the over-indebtedness and effective good practices
Mr. Olivier Jérusalmy, European Financial Inclusion Network (EFIN) director:
Presentation of the 3 latest research papers on insolvency issues for individuals .ppt
Direct access to the 3 working papers
– Indicators to monitor over-indebtedness
– Early detection and Friendly management of Financial difficulties
– Unfair lending practices and toxic products
Keynote speech :
Panel 1: Personal Insolvency, a harmonised view for Europe?
Mr Renatas Mazeika, Head of Unit E1 ‘Consumer policy’. Presentation of the EU Commission initiative on Personal Insolvency (no .ppt available)
How this initiative can improve the situation of individuals in the Member States? What more is needed?
Mr. Richard Alström (EFIN member)- Sweden – Former Director of The Department of Health and Welfare studies at Malmoe University: What elements are needed in the insolvency proceeding to achieve rehabilitation?
Panel 2: Creditworthiness assessment and big data: is it the end of privacy?
Personal data: what is the problem, if any?
Mr. Martin Schmalzried: COFACE (EFIN Member)- Confederation of Family Organisations in the EU – What issues still need to be resolved with legislation?
Mr. Paul Anthony Jones (EFIN member): – Head of the Research Unit for Financial Inclusion (RUFI) in the Faculty of Education, Health and Community at Liverpool John Moores University – The problems linked to big data exploitation in the UK and vulnerable/ financially excluded people.
Mr. Jan Albrecht, MEP, Greens: EP work on big data and private life (no .ppt)
Solution to be found in innovation?
A important role for Consumer and Citizen organisations…