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Decision Summary

  • Case Ref: FS50094595
  • Date: 16 August 2007
  • Public Authority: Financial Services Authority
  • Summary: The complainant requested that the FSA supply him with information relating to a mystery shopping exercise into the sale of equity release products. The FSA refused to disclose some of the information under section 44 and some of the information under section 43. The Commissioner upheld the application of section 44 for all but one category of information, however, for the material withheld under section 43 the Commissioner found that the public interest lay in disclosure. The Commissioner requires the FSA to disclose the information withheld under section 43 and the information incorrectly withheld under section 44 within 35 calendar days from the date of this notice. This decision notice is currently under appeal to the Information Tribunal.
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