Ombudsman to look into possible discrimination of senior citizens

The Ombudsman has said he will look into complaints regarding how banks and insurance companies are treating older clients. Apparently some financial institutions are refusing to issue older people credit cards and asking them to pay higher health insurance on trips abroad purely on the grounds of age. The Ombudsman’s Office is planning a survey of 45 banks and 52 insurance companies to get an overview of the situation. The results should be known in August.