Price discrimination and cross-subsidy in financial services

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Price discrimination and cross-subsidy in financial services

FCA report shows how reducing one form has produced another, says Richard Walsh

At the end of September the FCA published Occasional Paper 22 on price discrimination and cross-subsidy in financial services. It is a good analysis of the subject and worth a read, particularly in the context of Brexit where some EU-driven restrictions may be abolished or replaced with UK-specific ones. Price discrimination happens when a firm charges different prices to different consumers for the same product, or where all consumers are charged the same price but costs differ between consumers...

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