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Financial Services Industry

Ethics in the financial services industry refers to ethics in banking, securities, and insurance. This is a broad field in that it covers an array of somewhat dissimilar products and services, connected by their link to the financial interests of customers. In spite of heavy regulation of the industry, ethical challenges persist. The reliance of customers on the responsibility of members of this industry to care for their financial well-being leaves customers feeling particularly vulnerable. Furthermore, the complexity of many available products and/or services places the industry under additional scrutiny.

Financial Services as a Profession

Providing financial services is often considered a profession. This is clearly linked to the increasing complexity of financial planning and the vital role that planners, agents, and so on play in assisting ...

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