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mrloudly

Original Poster:

2,503 posts

121 months

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Thursday 12th July 2012 quote quote all
"So is the NatWest loan rate fixed or will you be discussing it with Barclays later?" I love seeing the b.stards sweat laugh

kiethton

4,998 posts

66 months

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Thursday 12th July 2012 quote quote all
Very funny, I've laughed harder when watching paint dry.....

mrloudly

Original Poster:

2,503 posts

121 months

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Friday 13th July 2012 quote quote all
You are right, it's not funny, it's disgraceful! Charges of fraud should be brought to bare upon those crooks that were involved.

Not got a very good record the finance industry has it?

Rate fixing

PPI missold

Endowment Mortgages missold

SERPS missold

Funny thing is, in 28 years of business, it always seem to be those operating in the sector that like to have a list of initials on their business cards....

Mmmm

Redarress

388 posts

93 months

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Saturday 14th July 2012 quote quote all
Mr Loudly you forgot about misselling of hedging products to small businesses.

I agree fraud it is and I am expecting criminal charges to ensure those involved are brought to task.
The banks have a lot to answer for with the recession society is suffering at the moment. It would appear they are still arrogant enough to believe they can conduct business with little or no regard to morality.

Simpo Two

59,979 posts

151 months

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Saturday 14th July 2012 quote quote all
The BoE has just printed a shedload of more magic money.

Will the banks (a) lend it, or (b) keep it?

And every time they print money your pensions get even more worthless.

Why do HM Govt simply not pass a law forcing banks to lend, or let the BoE lend directly? Seems to me the banks just sit in the middle getting fat and screwing the economy for everybody else.
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kiethton

4,998 posts

66 months

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Saturday 14th July 2012 quote quote all
What people don't realise is that whilst banks do receive funds in (through savings, repayments as well as other means) they are currently being forced under incoming regulation (Basel 3) to hold a far higher proportion of capital reserves, thus new funds can't be lent until the capital reserve provision for the bank has been met, if they could lend they would.

However banks have learned from previous events, they won't lend without adequate security or to the wrong people, every loan is stress tested and analysed in far more detail in comparison to before the crash. In addition the skills and track record of the borrowers are judged more stringently, if they fail they won't lend or of they do it will be at a far higher cost, again due to the new regulations the costs associated with lending are far higher now than they used to be, in my field (comm property) where margins were c. 3% they are now c.5%+ LIBOR

Hedging (SWAPS) was often a condition of any loan to minimise risk on the bank's part...rates can go down as well as up, everybody complains when it's not in the customers favor though...bet there wouldn't be an issue of it was the other way around. If people didn't want to take these SWAPS with the loan they could have sought finance elsewhere although this would have been at increased costs due to the higher risks associated with an un-hedged loan...

Edited by kiethton on Saturday 14th July 14:13

Simpo Two

59,979 posts

151 months

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Saturday 14th July 2012 quote quote all
kiethton said:
they are currently being forced under incoming regulation (Basel 3) to hold a far higher proportion of capital reserves, thus new funds can't be lent until the capital reserve provision for the bank has been met
So the Govt is not actually giving them money to lend, but giving them money to top up their capital reserves... One has to ask - what did the banks do with the last lot? And their bail-out money of 2008? Ah yes.

It is really no better than my ex-tenant who thought buying herself a shiny new oven was more exciting than paying the rent.

mrloudly

Original Poster:

2,503 posts

121 months

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Saturday 14th July 2012 quote quote all
kiethton said:
What people don't realise is that whilst banks do receive funds in (through savings, repayments as well as other means) they are currently being forced under incoming regulation (Basel 3) to hold a far higher proportion of capital reserves, thus new funds can't be lent until the capital reserve provision for the bank has been met, if they could lend they would.

However banks have learned from previous events, they won't lend without adequate security or to the wrong people, every loan is stress tested and analysed in far more detail in comparison to before the crash. In addition the skills and track record of the borrowers are judged more stringently, if they fail they won't lend or of they do it will be at a far higher cost, again due to the new regulations the costs associated with lending are far higher now than they used to be, in my field (comm property) where margins were c. 3% they are now c.5%+ LIBOR

Hedging (SWAPS) was often a condition of any loan to minimise risk on the bank's part...rates can go down as well as up, everybody complains when it's not in the customers favor though...bet there wouldn't be an issue of it was the other way around. If people didn't want to take these SWAPS with the loan they could have sought finance elsewhere although this would have been at increased costs due to the higher risks associated with an un-hedged loan...

Edited by kiethton on Saturday 14th July 14:13
They're a bunch of buffoons that wouldn't last ten minutes in the real world of business! Oohh sorry, they couldn't even survive in the protected world of banking...

grumbledoak

18,772 posts

119 months

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Saturday 14th July 2012 quote quote all
Simpo Two said:
Why do HM Govt simply not pass a law forcing banks to lend
Er, because the US doing that was what caused the banking crisis in the first place?

mrloudly

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2,503 posts

121 months

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Saturday 14th July 2012 quote quote all
More fraud.... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-18839293

Edited by mrloudly on Saturday 14th July 17:33

mrloudly

Original Poster:

2,503 posts

121 months

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Saturday 14th July 2012 quote quote all
It would appear they can't even count... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-18829551

Simpo Two

59,979 posts

151 months

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Saturday 14th July 2012 quote quote all
grumbledoak said:
Simpo Two said:
Why do HM Govt simply not pass a law forcing banks to lend
Er, because the US doing that was what caused the banking crisis in the first place?
Ah right. But there must be a middle ground/some way of framing it. Or bypass them all and everyone can go to the BoE...

mrloudly

Original Poster:

2,503 posts

121 months

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Saturday 14th July 2012 quote quote all
Simpo Two said:
grumbledoak said:
Simpo Two said:
Why do HM Govt simply not pass a law forcing banks to lend
Er, because the US doing that was what caused the banking crisis in the first place?
Ah right. But there must be a middle ground/some way of framing it. Or bypass them all and everyone can go to the BoE...
Err no... The banking crisis was caused when banks started selling/buying debt (some good some bad) to each other in a reckless manner...
They stitched each other up, and in the end nobody knew what was good and what was bad debt...

ETA The Ratings agencies in the "pay" of the banks didn't help either... Crap debt rated "AAA" by somebody you're paying to rate it errr....


Edited by mrloudly on Saturday 14th July 17:51

AM04ARO

3,130 posts

101 months

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Saturday 14th July 2012 quote quote all
mrloudly said:
Simpo Two said:
grumbledoak said:
Simpo Two said:
Why do HM Govt simply not pass a law forcing banks to lend
Er, because the US doing that was what caused the banking crisis in the first place?
Ah right. But there must be a middle ground/some way of framing it. Or bypass them all and everyone can go to the BoE...
Err no... The banking crisis was caused when banks started selling/buying debt (some good some bad) to each other in a reckless manner...
They stitched each other up, and in the end nobody knew what was good and what was bad debt...
So do we want banks to be forced to lend bearing in mind that loans that could not be repaid caused the current crisis.

Surely banks should lend responsibly to avoid another crisis?

raptor600

1,356 posts

32 months

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Saturday 14th July 2012 quote quote all
Simpo Two said:
grumbledoak said:
Simpo Two said:
Why do HM Govt simply not pass a law forcing banks to lend
Er, because the US doing that was what caused the banking crisis in the first place?
Ah right. But there must be a middle ground/some way of framing it. Or bypass them all and everyone can go to the BoE...
Zopa does exactly that - matching savers with borrowers - ultimately giving better rates for everyone and effectively cutting out the banks.

mrloudly

Original Poster:

2,503 posts

121 months

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Saturday 14th July 2012 quote quote all
AM04ARO said:
mrloudly said:
Simpo Two said:
grumbledoak said:
Simpo Two said:
Why do HM Govt simply not pass a law forcing banks to lend
Er, because the US doing that was what caused the banking crisis in the first place?
Ah right. But there must be a middle ground/some way of framing it. Or bypass them all and everyone can go to the BoE...
Err no... The banking crisis was caused when banks started selling/buying debt (some good some bad) to each other in a reckless manner...
They stitched each other up, and in the end nobody knew what was good and what was bad debt...
So do we want banks to be forced to lend bearing in mind that loans that could not be repaid caused the current crisis.

Surely banks should lend responsibly to avoid another crisis?
I agree, and split the silly "Casino" banking away from retail!


Stevie Mojo

1,455 posts

123 months

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Sunday 15th July 2012 quote quote all
mrloudly said:
"So is the NatWest loan rate fixed or will you be discussing it with Barclays later?" I love seeing the b.stards sweat laugh
Yeah, cos it's the fault of your local branch's manager innit!

Irish

3,948 posts

125 months

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Sunday 15th July 2012 quote quote all
I just had a percent knocked off my mortgage. From 3.94 to 3%. All done on line - no valuation, no call, no we'll get back to you - job done.

Now, whilst nice, I suspect this is now classed as "new lending" and I have become a helpful stat. I am not a squeezed business, I am not even the squeezed middle - I am just a target helper.

mrloudly

Original Poster:

2,503 posts

121 months

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Sunday 15th July 2012 quote quote all
Stevie Mojo said:
mrloudly said:
"So is the NatWest loan rate fixed or will you be discussing it with Barclays later?" I love seeing the b.stards sweat laugh
Yeah, cos it's the fault of your local branch's manager innit!
Local "Corporate Director" none-less. Couldn't "Direct" down a one way street...

bristolracer

598 posts

35 months

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Sunday 15th July 2012 quote quote all
kiethton said:
However banks have learned from previous events, they won't lend without adequate security or to the wrong people, every loan is stress tested and analysed in far more detail in comparison to before the crash. In addition the skills and track record of the borrowers are judged more stringently,
Is that the same lesson that they learnt so well from in the late 80s crash?



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