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NatWest and RBS still including overdrafts in 'available funds' despite ban - MSE News

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Budgeting & Bank Accounts
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Budgeting & Bank Accounts
RBS and NatWest are still including overdrafts when telling customers their 'available balance', despite new rules from the regulator banning this, MoneySavingExpert.com can reveal...
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  • GersGers Forumite
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    My account has them bundled though underneath there is this: available balance 'including overdraft limit of £xxxxx'.

    Not compliant but clear.
  • ConsumeristConsumerist Forumite
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    Who cares, these days, what the regulators try to impose on any industry. Nothing is likely to happen as a consequence.
    >:)Warning: In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
  • eskbankereskbanker Forumite
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    Who cares, these days, what the regulators try to impose on any industry. Nothing is likely to happen as a consequence.
    I'm as cynical as the next poster but don't really think this is fair or accurate.

    Sure, the FCA is coming under fire for inadequate regulation of investments, given some of the high-profile failures that have left many out of pocket.

    However, in terms of their regulation of banking, it seems to me that changes are implemented, albeit not necessarily on time (such as strong customer authentication and confirmation of payee, where technical complexity and/or poorly though-through policy directions mitigate against getting it done in a hurry).

    The overdraft charging changes are happening and there was a recent example of banks being penalised for failing to abide by the rules on managing text alerts, so the regulator does have teeth that it's prepared to use sometimes....
  • ThrugelmirThrugelmir Forumite
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    More than likely a technical issue that's yet to be resolved. A headline over nothing.
    “Buy value, not market trends or the economic outlook. Individual stocks determine the market, not vica versa." - Sir John Templeton
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