It takes part in the discussion of legislative and regulatory enactments aimed at solving problems of the sector and aids the promotion of the community as one of the most important to European economic development. Its member airline companies perform 84 per cent of all international flights. National Business Aviation Association NBAA is a leading non-profit organisation representing the interests of companies that work in the area of business aviation or use its services. The aim of the association is to make their businesses more efficient, productive, and successful.
No doubt, some consumers will benefit from these measures and act more effectively in the market.
Moreover, the supply side measures proposed should have some effect on making current account providers behave more responsibly. But, considering the overall package we are not convinced that these measures go far enough. We are, of course, interested in making the current account market work for all consumers.
These households are facing a serious form of financial discrimination. Charges on unarranged overdrafts are significantly higher than on arranged overdrafts. Borrowers in more deprived areas are less likely to have an arranged overdraft in place and, when they do, they have a lower overdraft limit.
These borrowers tend to: The fact that these households are more likely to be harmed by high unarranged charges is perhaps not surprising. After all, we know these households are disproportionately likely to be poor and have low levels of financial resilience.
They also tend to use that unarranged facility more frequently. The repeated use of unarranged overdrafts by many vulnerable people suggests their incomes are so low that they regularly run out of money.
The FCA research confirms a clear link between unarranged overdraft use and vulnerability. They are paying twice as much in charges and fees as those living in less deprived areas.
Tellingly, the FCA sees firms using unarranged overdraft fees as a source of revenues to fund other parts of their current account business.
In other words, the most vulnerable borrowers including those with protected characteristics are cross-subsidising better off households.
This is a significant recognition by the FCA. The majority of fees levied are concentrated on only 1. Charging structures are asymmetric and cause significant harm to vulnerable borrowers.
Fixed fees mean that a small amount of additional borrowing on an overdraft can lead to significant additional charges. People living in the most deprived areas are also more likely to be hit by refused payment fees.
On average, they pay 3. Historically, banks justified the higher level of costs and fees by the fact that unarranged overdrafts were more expensive to operate. But, as the FCA now points out, because of technology, there is no longer any justification for banks to have such different levels of fees and charges on arranged and unarranged overdrafts.
That option is just not open to the most vulnerable households. Moreover, they are more likely to be hit by unforeseen events out of their control which push them into debt. They are already struggling to make ends meet with little room to reduce spending any further, or do not have savings to fall back on.
In effect, these consumers are a captive market and are being exploited by the use of indefensible charging practices.
The conclusion must be that banks are exploiting the vulnerability of groups who are in effect a captive market with few realistic options to take their business elsewhere or qualify for other more affordable forms of consumer credit.
New technology means the unfair treatment of vulnerable households through the imposition of such high costs cannot be justified.
These groups are being exploited to cross subsidise better-off households. FIC recommendations Overall, the package of remedies does not go far enough to protect vulnerable households — particularly those groups with protected characteristics.
Therefore, we make a number of calls on the FCA: We suggest a daily interest cap with a backstop cost ceiling is the most appropriate method.4th September New arrival.
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