The Ministry of Finance and the Bank of Israel published the draft criteria of the Committee to Examine Competition in the Credit Market for public comments
Ministry of Finance Director General Shai Babad and Head of the Bank of Israel Research Department Prof. Nathan Sussman, joint Chairmen of the Committee, published the criteria by which the success of increasing competition in the financial market will be determined for public comments, in order to involve the public in the process and to improve the Committee’s work. Based on these criteria, the Committee will write a semi-annual report that will be submitted to the Knesset Economics Committee.
The examination of the competitive state of a certain market is a complex examination, which requires that attention be paid to many components. The Committee proposes to monitor a large number of criteria, including criteria for the removal of entry barriers and barriers to moving customers, criteria examining the entry of new competitors and customer activity, criteria for the distribution of market segments and concentration levels, and criteria for changing prices or quantities in the credit market.
In order for the public to be able to express is positions, a draft of the criteria has been published on the Ministry of Finance website, so that anyone interested can read the criteria document and, if necessary, submit their position in writing (not more than 3 pages) to Itzik Daniel by email at t email@example.com until May 23, 2017.