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FOS warning over rejecting complaints

FOS chief ombudsman Walter Merricks has warned that firms facing financial hardship are too quick to reject consumer complaints and, as a result, a higher proportion are being upheld by the ombudsman.

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Ofqual has approved accreditation of the ifs School of Finance’s level four diploma for financial advisers. ifs dean of further education Anne Kiem says: “We shall work closely with the FSSC to ensure that our qualifications meet with their prescription and standards.”

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By Kim Jarvis, Technical Manager with Canada Life’s ican Technical Services Team. Inheritance tax has been around in some form since 1796. Estate duty dates back to 1894 and over the years this tax has evolved into the inheritance tax (IHT) we know and love today, which was introduced in 1986 as a replacement for […]

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