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Misys supports abolition of polarisation

Misys supports the complete abolition of polarisation but is warning the FSA that the defied payment system is unworkable and impossible to police.

It warns CP121 will restrict access to financial products rather than accomplishing its stated objective of opening the market up to consumers.

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