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AMI wants option F for FOS funding

The Association of Mortgage Intermediaries has confirmed it is against the current funding model for the Financial Ombudsman Service and is calling for option F in the review of the funding for FOS. Aifa is calling for option H.

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Merrill Lynch Investment Managers has appointed Sarah Melvin as director of strategy and business development for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).Melvin joins from Gartmore Investment Mangement where she was strategy manager heading up a range of projects including reviews of the group’s Japanese and hedge fund businesses. She previously worked at AMP, NPI and […]

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I dislike the parasitic nature of the ambulance-chasers who purport to handle more effectively the complaints and claims of clients against financial organisations such as ours but I also respect their right to exist and operate in a free-market economy. What I do resent, however, is the appalling inefficiency of the ones I have so […]

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Three questions for employers…

The Family and Childcare Trust’s annual survey has been widely reported in the media and the two headline figures were these: the average cost of a nursery place for a child under two has risen by 33 per cent since 2010; and the costs have risen by five per cent in a single year.

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