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My parents held a Lloyds Gold bank account for many years.
When dealing with their estate after their death, I noticed that they had been paying £14.95 a month for the account, which offered travel insurance and breakdown cover.
Yet the travel insurance wouldn't have paid out due to my father being over 80, and he already held breakdown cover, through a separate insurer, which I set up.
Lloyds no longer offers this account - can I claim for what my father was mis-sold?
Mrs W Le Cheminant
Debbie Carter, Which? Money Helpline adviser, says:
Yes, you can.
can include travel insurance, car breakdown cover and mobile cover for a monthly or annual cost. They can work out cheaper than buying these items individually - but are only good value if you actually use all the perks.
Most banks sell packaged bank accounts on a 'non-advised' basis, but they must still provide clear, fair and unambiguous information so that you are able to make an informed decision.
Mis-selling occurs when a bank fails to do this, such as signing you up without you realising, offering perks you're no longer eligible to claim and offering benefits that you have to activate before you can use them.
In your parents' case, their inability to use the travel cover and lack of need for the breakdown cover suggest Lloyds may not have checked if the Gold account was really suitable for them.
The bank is also meant to send customers annual eligibility statements prompting them to check if the policies still fit your needs.
Lloyds ended up offering you £1,915, but it maintains that the account was not mis-sold.
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