Tag: mis-sold

RBS H1 profits hit by Greek crisis and PPI costs

RBS H1 profits hit by Greek crisis and PPI costs

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has today unveiled a loss of £1.4 billion for the six months to the end of June. The bank, which is 84% owned by the taxpayer, said its exposure to the Greek debt crisis and costs relating to the mis-selling of Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) pushed it into a […]

August 5, 2011 More
Barclays profits fall, cuts jobs

Barclays profits fall, cuts jobs

Banking giant Barclays is the latest bank to report its half-year profits and announce job losses. The bank said pre-tax profits came in at £2.6 billion for the six months to the end of June, down one third from the same period a year ago. However, chief executive Bob Diamond said he was pleased with […]

August 2, 2011 More
UK banks in mass payout for mis-selling PPI

UK banks in mass payout for mis-selling PPI

UK banks are set to lose billions following a High Court ruling over Payment Protection Insurance (PPI). The controversial insurance has been a hot topic for sometime now and the Financial Services Authority introduced a review of the insurance after millions of policies were mis-sold and thousands of complaints were received. Under a PPI policy, […]

April 20, 2011 More
Norwich & Peterborough confirms merger interest

Norwich & Peterborough confirms merger interest

Norwich & Peterborough Building Society (N&P) has today confirmed it has received an approach about a possible merger. The building society, which is Britain’s tenth largest, said it had received “a number of expressions of interest,” as well as the possibility for the injection of fresh capital. In a statement, the firm said: “Like other […]

December 16, 2010 More
FSA delays PPI reforms

FSA delays PPI reforms

The Financial Services Authority (FSA), has announced a delay on its plans to reform the Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) market. The City Watchdog said its consultation will be delayed by six weeks due to a heavy amount of criticism from the financial industry. Under a PPI policy, an agreed sum of money is paid out […]

March 10, 2010 More
Mortgage mis-selling case could impact on repossession

Mortgage mis-selling case could impact on repossession

The Guardian has reported on a case in which the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) has ruled that a previous homeowner, whose property has been repossessed by their lender, was mis-sold their mortgage in the first place. According to the newspaper, the ruling could set a precedent that would prevent repossession where it can be shown […]

March 25, 2009 More
87% of Brits mis-sold endowment policies

87% of Brits mis-sold endowment policies

Research from Fairinvestment.co.uk has established that 87% of British homeowners believe they were sold an endowment policy under false pretences. During the 1980s and 1990s, endowment policies were a popular choice for homeowners and it is believed that over 10 million mortgage endowment policies were sold in the UK during the period. Endowments were primarily […]

August 13, 2008 More
People still being mis-sold payment protection insurance

People still being mis-sold payment protection insurance

A report, which is due to be published next month, reveals that 2 million customers have been sold potentially worthless payment protection insurance (PPI). The policies cover monthly payments for goods, services or loans during illness and redundancy. Over the last 5 years, 6 million have signed up for the deals but the Office of […]

May 29, 2008 More