What he does outside the Panel
Dan is Head of Editorial at MoneySavingExpert.com. Dan has been at MSE since 2004 and his role has expanded into a senior management position, dealing day to day with retail banking, credit and insurance products. He consults on and oversees consumer-focussed campaigns, helps develop online tools aimed at saving money for as many consumers as possible, and manages the content of MoneySavingExpert.com, the UK's biggest personal finance website with over twelve million monthly users and over seven million recipients of it's weekly email.
Positions held in the past
Dan joined MSE from university, and has appearsedregularly on local BBC and commericial radio . He has a BSc in Mathematics from Imperial College London and an MSc in Social & Political Theory. from Birkbeck College.
Reasons for joining the panel
Dan joined the panel to help ensure the diverse voices of consumers are heard on key issues which affect their finances and that all measures are taken with a strong focus on avoiding consumer detriment, providing clear and useful information as well as ensuring necessary protections and redress mechanisms are in place. In his day job Dan gets the opportunity to spot potential consumer issues early, and hear a huge range of public opinions, and hopes to bring a mix of these and his knowledge base to both inform and be informed by the panel.
Areas of particular interest on the Panel
Dan has a strong passion for consumer protection & responsibility, and how the panel can help the FSA strike a balance between these. The availability of attractive products in a safe consumer environment is key to functioning personal finance sector, and it is vital that any reforms work with this in mind at all times.Good communication between regulators, financial services providers and consumers is crucial in order to achieve a level playing field in the market, and Dan believes the FSA/FCA should drive that process, and hopes to be able to help them do so.
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