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World Consumer Rights Day will be held on 15 March 2014 around the globe to recognise our rights as consumers when it comes to financial services.
Each year the event has a theme, in 2014 it was 'Consumer rights in the digital age' and the purpose is to raise awareness of the concerns consumers face with regard to digital issues. The theme for 2015 hasn't been announced yet but you can find out more about what's happening near you by visiting the World Consumer Rights Day website.
The day is organised by Consumers International, a federation which acts as an independent voice for all of us consumers, wherever we are in the world.
The organisation was founded in 1960, so with 55 years of experience you can be sure they know how to keep consumers happy and stand up for our rights in the modern marketplace!
The World Consumer Rights Day was first observed in 1983, demanding that consumer rights were respected and protected. The aim of the day is to celebrate solidarity within the international consumer rights movement.
Around the world the day will be marked with local initiatives, including campaigns, press conferences, workshops and street events.
Often these initiatives look at the foods we eat, medicines we take and the products we use in our homes - things we use every day.
It's important to know that all these items are made ethically and that they all meet consumers' needs - so this is your opportunity to get involved!