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Some FOS pension scheme details

An FOI request has resulted in FOS publishing some information on its pension scheme.  I have not trawled through all this but if you wish to do so, you can find information by following the link below and paging up or down to reach the FOS reply dated 12th June and 15th October. 6 more words

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Saturday Matinees for Sophie

I must be in the midst of a substantial sock phase because I cannot seem to stop knitting socks! And making plans to knit more socks. 280 more words

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Andy's G-Rated Socks

I recently finished my husband’s second pair of knit socks, and I’m thrilled with how they turned out. Firstly, he desired a great fit, so I tailored these to stretch around his big, wide feet with the perfect amount of negative ease. 295 more words

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FOI publishes inducements/gifts & hospitality data (in unhelpful format)

An FOI request for the inducements/gifts & hospitality data has produced a response from FOS.  It is available in two formats…HTML which is almost useless to ordinary people trying to read the response, and… 76 more words

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Pensions ombudsman backs up earlier ruling which conflicted with FOS decision

Some time ago the FOS and pensions ombudsman took opposite views on a case regarding the responsibilities of SIPP providers and due diligence regarding the clients’ investments in the SIPP.   96 more words

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FOS declines to publish details of JR course for ombudsmen, and takes 7 weeks to explain why !

This is a shabby FOI response from FOS who took weeks to deal with this issue.   They could have immediately replied along the lines of “Section 36 exempt” but instead they tried to avoid the real answer by saying the question was exempt due to FOI cost and time limits. 497 more words

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Still Here, Still Weird

It’s been a while….cough.  I’ve been busy.  How have you been?

Reappearing here at the blog after an absence always feels a bit like running into an ex on the street or that friend you’ve been “meaning to call”, but haven’t.   370 more words

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