Co-Operative Bank, which is a lender located in Britain, is increasing its mis-sold payment protection insurance, or PPI, compensation pot by 100 million pounds. Revisions have been made on the redress payouts. Co-Op Bank released a statement saying that the amount needed to boost its balance sheet will not be affected by the extra compensation provisions.

The Co-Op Bank is actually one of the smallest lenders in the United Kingdom. It has a 1.5 million share of the current account market and 6.5 million customers. Even though it is small, the Co-Op Bank is a household name in Britain. The wider group includes funeral services, supermarkets and pharmacies.

After the financial turn last year, the bank experienced big losses on commercial property. In order to avoid government bailout, the bank is undergoing major re-construction. In June 2013, the bank’s debt rating was reduced to junk status by Moody’s. The bank’s debt rating was slashed because there were concerns raised about Co-Op Bank having a black hole on its balance sheet.

The bank has responded to the downgrade and has acknowledged that its capital system needs to be strengthened because of the economic downturn. Additional regulatory requirements are also getting ready to be introduced.

Later In June, the Co-Op Bank said that the debt would have to be converted into shares by the Bondholders before it would add 1.5 billion pounds of capital. They would also have to keep a majority stake before the bank can be floated on the stock market.

Co-Op Bank’s New Members

Barry Tootell is the former CEO of the bank. He decided to step down after the very bad rating’s agency assessment. Nail Booker, who is a former HSBC banker, is the new leader. Richard Pym is the new chairman. He runs the government’s bailed out banking division. Richard Pennybrook is the new finance director for the Co-Op Group. He is also the finance director of Morrisons, which is a supermarket chain.

The Payment Protection Mis-Selling Scandal

So far, banks have set aside 16 billion pounds in order to compensate people who have been mis-sold PPI. This has become one of the most expensive consumer scandals in Britain’s history. Payment protection plan, or PPI was designed to ensure that a person’s loan payments would be covered if he or she were to become unemployed, ill or injured. However, millions of people have been complaining about it. They have stated that they did not need or want that policy.

The PPI scandal received the most complains from January 2013 to June 2013 according to data taken by the Financial Conduct Authority. It is estimated that 1,786,626 complaints were made during this period. Sixty-one percent of those complaints were about PPI.

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Tim Capper reports on Financial Mis-Selling for Maple Leaf Financial. Our aim is to ensure you get honest advice and proper guidance to ensure a suitable recommendation can be made to pursue a financial claim

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Bringing you financial news and information in plain english for Maple Leaf Financial. My aim is to help readers understand these often complex financial instruments.