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FOS warns over fraudulent emails

The Financial Ombudsman Service has warned that fraudulent emails claiming to come from the FOS are currently circulating.

It says the spoof emails usually contain some images taken from its website, such as its logo or other illustrations.

It says clues the emails are not genuine may include an overseas phone number, an unlikely looking email address or a foreign PO Box number overtyped onto spoof versions of its website.

FOS advises people never to respond to a message that appears suspicious and never provide personal details, banking details or security information.


Threesixty to host post A-Day pension seminars

threesixty is staging a series of seminars over the next month on pensions in the post-A Day world.In the next series of their key issues seminars, speakers will look at how pension simplification and recent events have raised a number of fundamental advice issues that IFAs need to understand. The seminars will cover post-A Day […]

Warning over lenders’ annual interest calculations

Moneyfacts has warned of lenders that use annual interest that ends up costing customers dear.It says that 20 lenders charge interest on an annual basis, meaning the total annual interest is calculated on the balance at the start of the year, not taking into accounts repayments that reduce the balance.The 20 lenders include Bristol and […]

Talks on energy certificates in packs

The Department for Communities and Local Government is to consult on the presentation of energy performance certificates in home information packs.

Overseas openings

The global economy entered 2007 having seen its strongest period of synchronised growth since the Second World War. Strong growth combined with low levels of inflation and interest rates created a very favourable backdrop for investors.

US loan growth is not painting a pretty picture for the US economy

Written by Mike Riddell One of the current big debates in global financial markets is whether investors should believe ‘hard’ rather than ‘soft’ data, where the usually reliable business and consumer surveys have been suggesting strengthening in global growth momentum for some time now, while the economic data that feeds through into the Gross Domestic […]


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