Blog Category: Insurance


FCA fines Carphone Warehouse £29 million

FCA fines Carphone Warehouse £29 million

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has fined Carphone Warehouse £29 million for mis-selling mobile phone insurance.

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New warning on mis-sold insurance

New warning on mis-sold insurance

A warning has been issued that anyone who has bought car, home, travel or warranty insurance via a so-called ‘middleman’ should check to make sure their policy is fit for the purpose they bought it for.

A Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) investigation found ‘examples of potential mis-selling and customer detriment as a result of appointed representatives’ actions at a third of the principal firms included in the review.Read More


FCA tighten up on insurance renewals

FCA tighten up on insurance

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is planning to force home and car insurers to tell customers what they are currently paying for their policy when it’s time for renewal.

In most cases renewal notices sent to consumers don’t include the current premium so they can’t judge if they’re getting a fair deal or being hit by a big increase for no good reason.Read More


New £multi-million mis-selling scandal set to hit banks

New £multi-million mis-selling scandal set to hit banks

A new mis-selling scandal could cost the UK’s banks millions of pounds after a redress scheme was agreed between the banks, credit card companies and insurance provider Affinion International.

An estimated 2 million card holders who were sold unnecessary card protection for fraudulent use of stolen or lost cards can now claim compensation for the useless cover which cost up to £25 a year.Read More


Did the government and banks exert pressure on the FCA over mis-selling?

Newsnight claim

A BBC investigation claims the government and banks have both exerted pressure on the UK’s financial regulator to sidestep millions of pounds of compensation for mis-sold interest rate hedging products.

The Newsnight programme says it believes that the Treasury tried to put pressure on the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) over concerns about how much the mis-selling of interest rate hedging (IRH) products could cost the British banking industry.Read More


New warning over annuities mis-selling

New warning over annuities mis-selling

A new warning has been issued that annuities mis-selling by pension companies could become an even bigger scandal than PPI, costing the industry billions of pounds.

Nick Flynn of LEBC Group says there is a danger that thousands of people who were sold billions of pounds worth of standard annuities should have been offered an enhanced product paying them more money.Read More


Six million UK homes at risk of repossession

Six million UK homes at risk of repossession

Six million UK homes are at risk of repossession because their owners don’t have any protection insurance.

A survey by Friends Life has shown more than half of British mortgage payers are completely unprotected against the risk of being unable to work.Read More


New insurance mis-selling scandal threatens Lloyds

New insurance mis-selling scandal threatens Lloyds

A new insurance mis-selling scandal is threatening Lloyds Banking Group (LBG) with another multi million pound compensation bill.

It has emerged that the bank, currently one third owned by the British taxpayer, sold worthless insurance policies to its credit card customers for years.

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CPP mis-selling: Payments approved for 7 million customers

Payments approved for 7 million customers Compensation payments for 7 million consumers who were mis-sold insurance by CPP and UK banks and credit card companies has been approved by a special vote in London. An overwhelming 98% of those entitled to vote approved the compensation scheme.

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Is Life Insurance Subject to Inheritance Tax?

Is Life Insurance Subject to Inheritance Tax?

When your family cashes-in your life insurance policy, will they have to pay inheritance tax? The answer to that question depends on a number of factors.

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