A quick news update, here is the initial response from Starling Bank to one of their customers who is challenging the legality of their Bounce Back Loan under the arguments of frustration and common mistake: […]
Police BBL Investigations
Cases of BBL Wrongdoing
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
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.
True Cost of BBL’s
Bounce Back Loan Rabbit Hole
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
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
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.