I had the unfortunate experience of dealing with someone who wanted to sell me a life insurance policy this week, who works for a huge "respectable" insurance company (which lately seems to be developing a reputation for ripping people off).
The high pressure tactics he used were quite remarkable (even resorting to emotional blackmail at times); although I didn't fall victim to his tactics, the experience left me very angry. A lot of innocent, less-savvy people are being ripped off.
Although most of the other people I've dealt wth in the financial services industry were relatively decent, people like him give the whole industry a bad name.
The sooner the (literally) blood-sucking bastards are brought under control, the better for all concerned.