Effectiveness of the Regulator

As the payment protection insurance claims deadline passed in August, accompanied by the expected flurry of last-minute claims and panicked bankers increasing their compensation pots, the financial sector saw the close of one of the most notorious banking scandals in recent history.

Key points

  • The PPI scandal was not surprising to some.
  • The then FSA took a long time to act.
  • The regulators need greater powers.

In short, extra power to the regulators just means extra negligence.

You may be thinking, does personal litigation truly hold more of a bite for mis-selling companies? Ask the swarms of claims companies birthed from the aftermath of PPI – sharks do not frenzy unless there is blood in the water.

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