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May 19, 2022

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BBL Complaints and Outcomes

Barclays Approved a BBL for a Company and Pay It Out, Then Lock the Account for a Review Lifting the Block Weeks Later, But then Decide to Snatch Back Every Penny from That Account Weeks Later and Recall The BBL – Ombudsman Says That is Fair

Here is the outcome of another case that has taken the Financial Ombudsman Service some time to wrap their heads around, as you will see based on the evidence, they state Barclays were within their rights to snatch back yet another Bounce Back Loan. […]

Abuse of the BBL Scheme

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The Disqualification Files

The Second Reading of the Rating (Coronavirus) and Directors Disqualification (Dissolved Companies) Bill Takes Place This Week Aimed at Making it Easier to Investigate BBL “Skulduggery”

It is going to be a busy week with the main topic of conversation (apart from freedom day) being the second reading of the Rating (Coronavirus) and Directors Disqualification (Dissolved Companies) Bill that is due to hit the floor of the Commons on Tuesday morning. It has already been reported that there has been an explosion of over 740% of […]

The Disqualification Files

Company Director Hit With Disqualification For Over-Egging Their Turnover Which Would Have Been Hushed Up and Not Classed As Fraud If They Had Just Made Repayments According to a Barclays Boss

Whilst I put together the finer details of the project that I am working on with a bank boss regarding help and support for those struggling to repay their Bounce Back Loan, which I should have an update on very shortly, here is another case involving BBL wrongdoing which resulted in an 8-year disqualification. […]

The Disqualification Files

A 6 Year Disqualification is Given Out to a Company Director Who Failed To Deliver Financial Records at Insolvency and Preserve and/or Maintain Adequate Accounting Records For a Business That Took a £50k Barclays BBL With It When Being Would Up

For those of you keeping track of Company Directors that have been found to have pulled some stunts and possibly blagged their way to getting a BBL or have left questions unanswered when it comes to what Bounce Back Loans were used for, I present to you another case that resulted in a 6 year disqualifications at Insolvency. […]

It is a task I did not want to do, however as more and more businesses are sadly being forced to go to the wall with a Bounce Back Loan owing, I am keeping a count of the Sole Traders and Company Directors that I come across that have been forced to wind up their business and also the ones that have been slapped with a Bankruptcy Restrictions Order (BRO) or Disqualification by the Insolvency Service due to BBL “wrongdoing” and the value of the BBLs that have gone sour. The list is ever growing and the reasons for the BRO or Disqualification do vary. You can find an overview of each case HERE.

Challenge Your BBL Updates

There has been a great deal of interest now that finally a law firm has stepped forward to offer not only a legal argument for challenging a Bounce Back Loan but also a service allowing anyone with one or more of those loans to challenge their BBL(s). As news, feedback and updates come in I will be adding more articles to the above section. You can view them all by clicking or tapping HERE.

Ombudsman BBL Complaints

BBL Complaints and Outcomes

Financial Ombudsman Agrees Bounce Bank Loans Were Not Subject to Credit Scoring but HSBC Feeder Accounts Were – Therefore Catch 22 Means They Refuse To Uphold Complaint From SME Who Could Not Access That Scheme Having Been Declined a Feeder Account

With so few Bounce Back Loan lenders allowing new customers to open a bank account, many people did miss out on any chance of getting one of those loans. The Financial Ombudsman Service receives a lot of complaints from those declined a bank account from the few banks that did let new customers apply for an account and therefore those who did not have access to the BBL scheme, even those who state they have no CIFAS Markers and have […]

BBL Complaints and Outcomes

Jenny Lomax the Ombudsman Confirms the Idiots That Designed the Bounce Back Loan Scheme Made No allowances For Amending an Incorrectly Entered Turnover Figure and Makes HSBC Pay Compensation for Lying and Saying a Customer Could Do So

It’s a terrible situation when banks tell great big wobbly lies to their customers, much more so when they relate to the Bounce Back Loan scheme. Today’s case saw HSBC being given a slap and having to pay compensation for telling lies […]

The Financial Ombudsman Service is for want of a better word a joke, they won’t like me saying that, but I speak as I find, and it is the truth. Many, many people have submitted a Bounce Back Loan related complaint to them, and initially it will be dealt with by a “case handler” if you do not like the decision/ruling on your complaint you can then ask for a review, and by doing so it will then finally go to a real “Ombudsman”. Anyway, if you want to see all published FOS BBL related complaints and outcomes click HERE.

BBL Related FOI Requests

Trying to get information out of the British Business Bank or even BEIS about the Bounce Back Loan Scheme can be difficult. One way you can try and do so is by submitting a Freedom of Information Request. That is something I regularly do. However, one tip is to ask them for every FOI request they have received and the replies they have sent out, you can connect the dots much better then. Checkout a selection of those FOI’s HERE.

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A Total of 65 People Have So Far Been Arrested for Alleged Government Backed Loan Fraud / Local Authority Grant Fraud with the Government Having Paid Out the Guarantee to Lenders on 155 BBLs and 113 CBILs “Suspected” Borrower Fraud Cases

Trying to make sense of who out and out defrauded the Bounce Back Loan and CBILs schemes, along with ripping off the Local Authority Business Grant schemes is going to take quite some time, however plenty of people have already been arrested for such crimes. So far a total of 65 people have been arrested for […]

Compensation Files

Bounce Back Loan Rabbit Hole

BBL Complaints and Outcomes

Barclays Approved a BBL for a Company and Pay It Out, Then Lock the Account for a Review Lifting the Block Weeks Later, But then Decide to Snatch Back Every Penny from That Account Weeks Later and Recall The BBL – Ombudsman Says That is Fair

Here is the outcome of another case that has taken the Financial Ombudsman Service some time to wrap their heads around, as you will see based on the evidence, they state Barclays were within their rights to snatch back yet another Bounce Back Loan. […]

BBL Complaints and Outcomes

Barclays Declined a Customer a Bounce Back Loan As He Was Unable to Prove His Business Was Trading Before March the 1st 2020 – The Financial Ombudsman Service Agree With the Bank and Don’t Uphold His Complaint

Even now, the Financial Ombudsman Service is still determining outcomes of complaints related to the Bounce Back Loan Scheme over a year after that scheme closed to new applicants, and here is a case that they have just made a decision on. […]

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The Insolvency Service Officially State When Slapping Someone with an 8 Year Disqualification the Bizarre New Rule Imposed By BEIS (Led By the Shifty Kwasi Kwarteng) That Over-Estimating Your Turnover By Over 25% Of the Permitted 25% Turnover Figure Will Lead to a Slapping if You Take Insolvency Route with a BBL Owing Even If you Were Allowed to Estimate Your Turnover!

It’s a funny old world, and with the weird character that is Kwasi Kwarteng being the Minister in charge of BEIS (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) anything is possible. In the first case I have come across, the Insolvency Service are now stating the “rule” no one knew of and which was not in place when the BBL scheme was live that over-estimating by more than 25% of even your estimated turnover when you applied for as BBL will lead to a good slapping, if you take the insolvency route with that BBL still owing. Whilst this is nothing new, as I revealed it back in December 2021 when the National Audit Office told me about it, it is the first time I have seen it used, as you will discover in the case below that saw a Company Director hit with an 8 year disqualification […]

If you fancy immersing yourself in Bounce Back Loan madness, scandals, and a whole lot more, then feel free to check out my Premium Content. With hundreds of pages of new stories, updates and things that may surprise or even shock you, then venture down that rabbit hole HERE.

Bounce Back Loan News Updates

BBL Complaints and Outcomes

Barclays Approved a BBL for a Company and Pay It Out, Then Lock the Account for a Review Lifting the Block Weeks Later, But then Decide to Snatch Back Every Penny from That Account Weeks Later and Recall The BBL – Ombudsman Says That is Fair

Here is the outcome of another case that has taken the Financial Ombudsman Service some time to wrap their heads around, as you will see based on the evidence, they state Barclays were within their rights to snatch back yet another Bounce Back Loan. […]

I update this website daily with all manner of Bounce Back Loan related articles and news stories, if they do not fit into any of the other categories or overlap two of them you will find them all HERE.

500+ Stories of BBL Stress and Anguish

My “Twitter Vault” dates back to when the Bounce Back Loan Scheme was up and running. You will find complaints, stories of success and all manner of feedback relating to hundreds of SME’s personal experiences of trying to get a BBL. I have of course edited out any personal information. Just be aware some of the stories are distressing, but I feel they need to be put out there as many of you will relate to them and will know just how much of a stressful time it was for many people trying to get one of those loans at the time, and the state of mind many of you were in when applying. The Twitter Vault is HERE.

Bank Bosses Have Their Say

Being hauled in front of the Public Accounts Committee or the Commons Treasury Committee is something no bank boss will enjoy. They are often put on the spot and have all manner of questions fired at them by MPs. Come and take a look at some of the questions several bank bosses have been asked about the running of their BBL facility and how they stumbled, fumbled, and even mumbled their way through their answers HERE.

Snouts in the Trough

Snouts in the Trough

Investec Now Accredited to Offer Recovery Loans and Would You Believe Andrew Mitchell MP (“Plebgate”) is a Senior Advisor Earning £12k a Year for Two Days Work

The list of MPs and Members of the House of Lords that have links to firms accredited by the British Business Bank to offer Government Guaranteed Loans gets bigger each time another one is accredited. Today I bring news of Investec the latest Lender to get the greenlight from the BBB to offer Recovery Loans and links to Andrew Mitchell MP. […]

Snouts in the Trough

Dave Cameron swanning around in Greensill Private Jets Now Boris is Flying Around in Helicopters Owned By JCB Who Mysteriously Vanished as a BBL Lender

Just when you thought you had seen it all, we learn that not only was Dodgy Dave swanning around in private jets owned by Greensill but now Boris Johnson is flying around in helicopters own by JCB, who mysteriously vanished as a BBL lender. Perhaps Tory donor Lord Bamford, who is the JCB company chairman, and whose firm the helicopter is registered can explain the mystery. […]

Sleaze has made a reappearance in HM Government, not that it ever went away of course. My Snouts in the Trough Section of the website takes a look at MPs and Members of the House of Lords who have links or financial interests in Government Backed Loan Lenders, come and take a look HERE.

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