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CMA stops Lloyds ‘bundling’ business accounts with loans

September 8, 2020

Via: Finextra

‘Bundling’ is where a bank requires small business customers to open a business current account (BCA) with them when applying for a loan. This restricts competition and limits choice because customers may want to hold an account with one provider while using a different bank for their loan.

This action comes after Lloyds Banking Group (Lloyds), which includes Lloyds Bank and the Bank of Scotland, notified the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) that it had not complied with certain aspects of legal undertakings designed to protect customers from these anti-competitive practices.

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