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Seven banks to review business loan sales
BBC News
Seven more banks have agreed to review the sale of specialist insurance to small businesses to check for mis-selling. The City watchdog has already found “serious failings” at four other banks in the sale of the products, known as interest rate swaps.
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Redress for business victims of interest rate swap misselling widened
This is Money
IRSAs – or interest rate swap agreements – are complicated derivatives products which are sold alongside business loans to help protect small businesses against rises in interest rates. They are not an insurance policy as such, but were effectively insurance

More UK banks to review sale of hedging products
Reuters UK
LONDON (Reuters) – Seven more British banks have agreed to review past sales of interest-rate hedging products to small businesses and to compensate customers for any misselling which may have occurred, the Financial Services Authority said on Monday. Allied Irish The products range in complexity from caps that fix an upper limit to the interest rate on a loan, through to complex derivatives known as “structured collars” which fixed interest rates with a bank but introduced a degree of interest rate speculation.

Clydesdale and Yorkshire in misselling talks with FSA
The Independent
Under-fire payday loan firms set to unveil code of conduct The Clydesdale and Yorkshire banks are the latest to be dragged into the watchdog’s inquiry into the misselling of complex derivatives to small businesses. The regional banks, owned by National

Further business loan sales to be reviewed
bdaily
A further seven UK banks have agreed to review the sale of specialist insurance to small businesses to check that products have not been missold. Four other banks have already been found guilty of misselling interest rate swaps, although there was no

Watchdog to probe Yorkshire Bank over misselling
Yorkshire Post
The FSA has already reached a settlement with Britain’s Big Four banks – Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group, and Royal Bank of Scotland – which could see them pay millions of pounds in compensation to businesses missold interest rate swaps. In June These products range in complexity from relatively simple ‘caps’ that fixed an upper limit to the interest rate on a loan, through to more complex derivatives such as ‘structured collars’ which fixed interest rates within a band but added a degree of speculation.

Seven more banks join hedging misselling probe
Citywire.co.uk
Seven more banks join hedging misselling probe. Seven banks have volunteered to review the interest-rate hedging products they sold to businesses after four high-street banks were forced to pay compensation to customers after a decade of misselling. Last month the Financial Services Authority The products range from caps that fix an upper rate on a loan to complex instruments that fix interest rates within a band. The FSA said it had not reviewed the sales made by the seven banks and has not found any

Barclays Bank mis-sold business interest rate swap loans

RBS Bank mis-sold business interest rate swap loans

Lloyds mis-sold business interest rate swap loans

HSBC mis-sold business interest rate swap loans

Missold swap compensation scheme widened
Financial Times
Many of those persuaded to move from variable rate loan facilities to derivative products are struggling to pay off debts ranging from £500000 to £10m, according to lawyers . The regulator has estimated that as many 28000 businesses were sold interest rate

NAB’s UK bank arm agrees to loan review
Sydney Morning Herald
The FSA recently found the UK’s four biggest banks – Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds and Royal Bank of Scotland – guilty of misselling interest rate hedges to small- and medium-size businesses. If the review finds the Clydesdale and Yorkshire banks were also

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