Most of the banks are using the “limitation of liability” clause to argue that, whilst “every endeavour has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information provide, we cannot take any responsibility for losses sustained as a result of relying total or partially on it”.
This dishonest clause, an indipensable tool in the sales kit of any dishonest business operator worth his salt, was for example used by Nordea Bank Luxembourg S.A. to say that although loads of tax advice was given, they can never be held responsible for it.
But then, article 130 of the Consumer Protection Act states the following:
Inefficacy of limitation or exoneration of liability clauses: clauses limiting or exonerating from responsibility in respect of instances of civil responsibility under this Act are not applicable and thus, inefficacious.
See what NORDEA says about their booklet:
inheritanceÂ – the available possibilities of ensuring that your descendants prosper;
life assurance may be the optimal way to mitigate the impact of inheritance tax.
This, and more, in 2013 and for Spain.