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Barclays Mis-selling Business Loans

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Barclays Business Loan Mis-Selling (Interest rate swap loans)

If you have taken out a Barclays business loan and was advised to take out a product along side the business loan that was suppose to protect you against the rise of bank loan interest rates, you may have a claim for business loan (swap loan) mis-selling. The FSA(The Financial Services Authority)has looked into the mis-selling of business interest rate swaps and considered that there may be a claim for compensation.

The type of Barclays business interest rate loan mis-selling are listed below, taken from the FSA web site:

  • swaps– which enables the customer to ‘fix’ their interest rate
  • caps– places a cap on any interest rate rise
  • collars– enables the customer to cap interest rate rises by limiting rate fluctuations to within a simple range
  • structured collars– enables the customer to cap interest rate rises by limiting rate fluctuations to within a range (with a lower ceiling than a simple collar) but involves more complex arrangements if base rate falls below floor limit.

The FSA(The Financial Services Authority)has looked into the mis-selling of Barclays business interest rate swaps and considered that there may be a claim for compensation. The FSA has provided a review of the interest rate swap loans sold to small to medicum size businesses (SMEs) by the four largest banks in the UK.

The four largest banks are listed below:

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

After a review of the mis-selling of Barclays business loans or swap loans, the FSA found that when properly sold, in the right circumstances to the right customers, these products can protect customers against the risk of interest rate changes. However, when sold to ‘non-sophisticated’ customers, likely to be smaller business which wouldn’t necessarily have specific expertise and understanding in this area, some products may not have been appropriate for their needs.

If you are a small to medium size business that has been sold a Barclays business loan with a swap interest rate product pleasecontact usto see if you have a claim for Barclays mis-sold interest rate swap compensation. For more information aboutbusiness interest rate swaps mis-selling.

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