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FCA confirms insurance add-on products are often poor value for consumers

Selling insurance policies as an "add-on" to purchasers of other financial services or products such as cars and mobile phones often lead to consumers purchasing poor value, unnecessary products, the financial services watchdog has confirmed. 29 Jul 2014

Pensions Regulator refocuses warnings against "scams" claiming to allow early access to pensions

At least £495 million in savings has been transferred out of pension schemes into illegal pension liberation "scams", although the total is likely to be much higher, the Pensions Regulator has said. 25 Jul 2014

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Apple urged to commit to better consumer protection on 'in-app purchases'

Apple has been asked to provide "specific details" of the measures it intends to take to address concerns about the protection consumers have against running up unexpected bills when playing games via mobile apps. 21 Jul 2014

EU countries urged to improve online gambling player protections

Online gambling operators should not be allowed to retain customers' money in the same accounts as their own company funds, the European Commission has said. 16 Jul 2014

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