FSA confirms 3 million payment protection insurance plans under review
The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has today confirmed that around 3 million people may well be eligible for compensation payments which could top £2 billion over the alleged mis-selling of payment protection insurance (PPI). So far the authorities have received in excess of 100,000 complaints regarding PPI and there are many more expected in the short to medium term.
The authorities have today issued new rules on how the flood of complaints should be handled and indeed what form and what size of compensation can be expected. This is a situation which many banks in the UK have attempted to delay and indeed a number of banks clubbed together to demand a review of the PPI ruling by the FSA. In simple terms, the FSA has introduced new rules which will come into play later in 2010 which will offer customers more information on PPI products, a cooling off period and the ability to look elsewhere for their cover.
However, there are many points of friction between the UK financial industry and the FSA over changes to PPI. Quite how these will impact upon the final ruling and future of PPI very much remains to be seen.
Abbey issues tips for flood-risk homeowners
Homeowners who fear they are risk of flooding in the event of a repeat of this week's storms can ensure their safety by following a series of simple tips, it has been claimed. Abbey Insurance this week confirmed that as a result of the deluges it has received the highest number of calls regarding home insurance since the summer. In response, the home insurance provider has issued a set of practica...Read More
RBS still looking to sell insurance unit
Contrary to some reports in the press it has this evening been revealed that Royal Bank of Scotland is still looking to sell its insurance arm which has been up for sale for some months. There had been rumours that the sale had been pulled due to the government led bailout of industry but this would appear to be well wide of the mark. The insurance division had been expected to bring in around £7...Read More
Have you got wedding insurance for your big day?
While there has been a significant reduction in the number of weddings in the UK over the last decade the cost of the "big day" continues to rise each and every year. With the average wedding now costing a figure approaching £20,000 many people should be looking towards wedding day insurance to cover any potential problems on the big day and in the run-up to the big day.