FOS training should be top of reform list, reviewer says

Staff training and management capability must be front and centre in a full cultural reform of the Financial Services Ombudsman, says former Which? chief executive Richard Lloyd. MPs on the Treasury Select Committee met to discuss Lloyd’s independent review into the FOS yesterday. The review was carried out after a Channel 4 documentary in March […]

Mortgage protection payouts excluded from benefit calculations

The Department for Work & Pensions has confirmed it will exclude protection pay outs that are designed to cover mortgage payments when calculating means-tested benefits. This clarification was sought after significant changes to the benefits system, which has seen support withdrawn for mortgage interest payments at the start of this tax year. From 6 April […]

Sticking to valuation discipline when investing in China

Journalist Alexis Xydias discusses the opportunities – and potential pitfalls – of investing in China with Artemis fund manager Peter Saacke. With Peter holding significant positions in China in the Artemis funds he manages, journalist Alexis Xydias quizzes Peter on the risks of investing in Chinese stocks – including over-valuations, margin trading and financial reporting issues. Click here for video


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