Consumers ‘too greedy’, says ombudsman

Consumers are often too greedy when it comes to buying financial products and don’t take the care they would with, say, investing in a new bathroom, said insurance sector ombudsman Jan Wolter Wabeke in his annual report.

But he also criticised insurers and agents for selling products which they sometimes knew would never make the advertised returns.

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