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Tuesday, 1 November 2011

FSA, OFT Seek To Avert Another PPI Scandal

Having covered the Great PPI Robbery - and the Redux - via Pragmatist for some years now, it's encouraging to see the FSA and the OFT remaining vigilant against another heist. Listen for any mention of a "debt freeze" or "debt suspension"; or a "debt waiver" or "debt cancellation" during your next discussion about a loan or mortgage - and assume a fee or higher interest rate or the need to make some kind of payment. You should also assume that activating the freeze or waiver will be harder than it looks.

If you think you need the insurance, you probably shouldn't be borrowing at all.

The FSA/OFT consultation on the guidance is open until 13 January 2012.