Tag: PPI

Banks and insurers failing victims of PPI mis-selling

Banks and insurers failing victims of PPI mis-selling

The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) has criticised banks and insurance companies for their slow response to payment protection insurance (PPI) compensation claims. The huge numbers of PPI claims are overwhelming UK banks, with the result that customers are becoming tired of waiting and are taking their cases to the FOS. The FOS says that number [...]

January 6, 2012 | 0 Comments More
HSBC extends compensation to more NHFA customers

HSBC extends compensation to more NHFA customers

Following the recent revelation that HSBC subsidiary NHFA mis-sold asset-backed investment products to elderly people in care, HSBC has promised to consider complaints dating back to before it took over NHFA in 2005. The decision means that HSBC could face thousands more potential claims for compensation, adding to the £30m compensation bill it already expects [...]

December 9, 2011 | 0 Comments More
PPI customers may face tax bill

PPI customers may face tax bill

Customers who were mis-sold payment protection insurance (PPI) are liable for tax on the compensation they receive. The Financial Services Authority awarded compensation to PPI customers who had been mis-sold policies, plus 8 per cent interest on the money they originally spent on the policy. This interest is subject to tax it has been revealed, [...]

November 14, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Barclays, Lloyds and Santander top FSA complaints list

Barclays, Lloyds and Santander top FSA complaints list

Figures from the Financial Services Authority (FSA) have revealed that the three most complained about British banks are Barclays, Lloyds and Santander. According to the FSA, Barclays received more than a quarter of a million complaints in the first half of 2011. Lloyds received 181,907 complaints in the six month period, while Santander had 168,888 [...]

September 28, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Customer complaints down at Barclays

Customer complaints down at Barclays

Barclays has improved its customer service, with new complaints down 9% in the first half of 2011, compared with the previous six-month period, to 251,563. However, in the general insurance and protection category, volumes increased 25% to 73,692 with payment protection insurance (PPI) complaints leading the surge. The bank expects PPI volumes to be even [...]

August 25, 2011 | 0 Comments More
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 | 0 Comments 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 | 0 Comments More
Santander H1 profits lower on PPI costs

Santander H1 profits lower on PPI costs

Spanish banking giant Santander has today revealed its first half profits were hit by costs relating to its mis-selling of payment protection insurance (PPI). The controversial insurance has been a hot topic for some time now and the Financial Services Authority (FSA) introduced a review of the insurance after millions of policies were mis-sold and [...]

July 27, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Barclays will pay compensation over PPI claims

Barclays will pay compensation over PPI claims

Banking giant Barclays has today announced it will pay compensation to customers who were mis-sold payment protection insurance (PPI). The bank said it will reimburse those who made a complaint before 20 April the total value of all premiums plus 8% interest. It highlighted that it was the first bank to pay out PPI compensation [...]

June 13, 2011 | 0 Comments More
HSBC reports rise in net profit

HSBC reports rise in net profit

Banking giant HSBC has today said net profits grew 58% to $4.153 billion in the three months to 31 March on lower taxes and bad debt charges. However, the bank, which is Europe’s largest, said the group’s pre-tax gains were driven down by rises in other exceptional costs – such as the £269 million it [...]

May 9, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Banks abandon PPI legal battle

Banks abandon PPI legal battle

May 9, 2011 | 0 Comments 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 | 2 Comments More
Financial complaints rise in second half

Financial complaints rise in second half

The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) has today said complaints rose in the second half 2010. According to the FOS, it received 97,237 new complaints between 1 July and 31 December – a rise of 15% compared with the first half of 2010. This list only covers those complaints which required mediation. Lloyds Banking Group, which [...]

February 28, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Lloyds confirms it will cease selling PPI

Lloyds confirms it will cease selling PPI

Banking giant Lloyds has confirmed it will no longer sell the controversial payment protection insurance (PPI). Lloyds Banking Group, which is 41% owned by the taxpayer, is the first bank to drop PPI sales and the decision will apply to customers of all its brands including the Halifax, Bank of Scotland and the Cheltenham & [...]

July 27, 2010 | 0 Comments More
PPI rarely provides adequate cover

PPI rarely provides adequate cover

“Onerous clauses” on payment protection insurance (PPI) mean that borrowers unable to pay back their loans rarely receive an insurance payout, a finance expert has claimed. David Kuo, director of Motley Fool, said consumers are being duped into believing PPI will cover them if they have legitimate reasons for failing to make loan repayments. “Borrowers [...]

May 21, 2010 | 0 Comments More
FOS sees rise in PPI complaints

FOS sees rise in PPI complaints

The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) said it dealt with a total of 925,095 queries from consumers in the last financial year - a 46% increase on the previous financial year. However, it said it resolved a record number of disputes (166,321) and in 50% of these cases, consumers were awarded compensation. It did highlight, though, [...]

May 19, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Competition Commission step nearer to banning PPI

Competition Commission step nearer to banning PPI

The Competition Commission is pressing ahead with its proposal to ban the sale of the controversial payment protection insurance (PPI). Under a PPI policy, an agreed sum of money is paid out each month to fully cover, or cover a percentage of the payment due on your mortgage or loan if you are unable to [...]

May 16, 2010 | 0 Comments More
US producer prices in February fall

US producer prices in February fall

The US Labor Department has today reported a fall in producer prices of 0.6% in February - the biggest fall since July 2009. The fall, which was worse than expected, was attributed to a 2.9% decline in energy costs. Compared to February 2009, producer prices grew 4.4%, but they slowed from a 4.6% annualised rise [...]

March 17, 2010 | 0 Comments 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 | 0 Comments More
Which? warns of cowboy claims management firms

Which? warns of cowboy claims management firms

Consumers seeking to reclaim bank charges or mis-sold PPI are better off making a claim themselves rather than using a claims management company. Research by consumer advice group Which? found claims management companies typically charge a 25% commission plus VAT if successful, and may also charge upfront fees. Which? also discovered that many claims management [...]

October 24, 2009 | 0 Comments More