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FS Consumer Panel appoints new vice chairman

The Financial Services Consumer Panel is appointing Adam Phillips as its new vice chairman from November 1.

He will take over from Dianne Hayter who stood down at the end of September 2005.

FSA chairman Callum McCarthy says: “I would like to welcome Adam to his new role. He will support consumer panel chairman John Howard as part of a strong team which acts as an independent consumer voice to the FSA. I would also like to thank Dianne for her significant contribution as vice chairman of the consumer panel over a number of years.”


Down on the farm

I read that the Aifa and ABI are telling their member firms to dissuade claimants from being represented by so-called claim farmers in respect of endowments but balk at defining anyone not regulated by the FSA as such. Instead, they define them as being “not members of a professional regulatory body”, which is obviously intended […]

I smell a Ratner

Those who know me well, know of my long-standing love affair with vintage scooters: Italian, German, Spanish, even a weird Indian bike called the Kelvinator Avanti. I have owned and ridden many beautiful machines in my time.

Slow-motion replay

Retrospective Andrea Tryphonides turns back the clock to assess how regulation has impacted on the market

ScotEq Protect improves its online underwriting

Scottish Equitable Protect is making changes to its online protection underwriting service, including single data entry and better commission. The system now allows single data entry, with pre-population of quotation data and gives 10 per cent commission for online applications. The changes go live on October 24 and Scottish Equitable says IFAs will now be […]


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