THE reform of the financial sector is what the Consumer Council of Fiji will lobby for to mark World Consumer Rights Day today.
A council statement said this was in line with this year's theme 'Consumer Justice Now — Call for Reforms', where the council aims to highlight discrepancies and unfair practices in the financial sector.
Council chief executive officer Premila Kumar said today's celebrations would highlight injustices faced by consumers in the hire-purchase industry, mortgagee sales processes, insurance industry and data bureau operations.
"At the same time the need for review of the Money Lenders Act Cap 234 and Consumer Credit Act 1999 will also be brought to the forefront," Mrs Kumar said.
"The council has also given stakeholders a chance to rebut these injustices that will be highlighted at the forum. It is envisaged that open, fair and meaningful discussions on the issues are needed to find a way forward for the reforms."