When a consumer (an individual or small business owner) cannot make their loan repayments, they sometimes say that their financial services provider (FSP) should not have given them the loan because they never had the ability to repay the loan. The consumer may lodge a dispute with FOS for compensation for the loss they have suffered as a result of the FSP providing them the loan. We call this a responsible lending dispute. When we consider responsible lending disputes, we decide whether it was appropriate for the FSP to lend the money.
The titles in the Responsible Lending series are: