Charlie Weston: Retirement of regulatory champions a huge loss
Published 05/01/2010 | 05:00
CONSUMERS face into a new year with the loss of two men who made a real difference in an otherwise lousy financial regulatory structure in this country.
Financial Services Ombudsman Joe Meade and the Registrar of Credit Unions Brendan Logue have both retired, leaving a gaping hole in our regulatory set-up.
After a long, distinguished career in the public service, Mr Meade was appointed the first financial ombudsman to have statutory powers in May 2005.