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Claim firms set to appeal on time bars

Three claim-handling companies are preparing to appeal on up to 5,000 endowment misselling cases on their books that have been turned down by the Financial Ombudsman Service because of time bars. CPH, Endowmentclaims. com and Whitehall Randell say if any appeal is rejected it will try to launch a judicial review on time bars.

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Shake-up aiming to raise standards on MPPI

The minimum standards for lenders to follow when providing mortgage payment protection insurance products are to be revamped to help to bring better consu- mer protection. The Association of British Insurers and the Council of Mortgage Lenders are finalising changes to the MPPI baseline, a voluntary code which sets out the basic cover that consumers […]

Duty calls

The trouble with George Osborne’s hint that a Conservative Government might be prepared to abolish stamp duty on share transactions is that it reveals the party’s total lack of any clear overall taxation policy.

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