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In the last five years the number of people making a payment protection claim has risen dramatically. The increase can be largely attributed to the rise in public awareness of the issue of mis-selling.

The problem of mis-selling was first exposed by the Citizens Advice Bureau in 2005 when they launched a ‘super complaint’ regarding the issue. A year later investigations by the Financial Services Authority and the Office of Fair Trading shone further light on the issue and many failings were discovered. Several lenders were fined and this led to the significant rise in PPI claims.

Although mis-selling can occur in a number of different ways fundamentally it means that there was an issue of some kind at the point of sale. This can range from incomplete information being given to a customer being sold a policy they were ineligible to use. PPI is not suitable for everyone and sales need to be carefully monitored.

Since the Financial Service Authority and Office of Fair Trading investigations there has also been an increase in awareness of the issue of mis-selling amongst lenders. Most have closely examined the way they sell the cover and improved staff training and internal processes to monitor sales. It is estimated that many thousands of people may still be entitled to make a claim, though, as a result of being mis-sold cover in the past.

If you think your Halifax loan protection policy was mis-sold you have the right to make a complaint and, if it is proven your policy was mis-sold, you could receive compensation. The amount of compensation you may receive will depend on the size and age of your policy, but, ordinarily, you may expect to receive a full refund of premiums paid plus interest at 8%.

If you require assistance making your PPI claim, speak to a member of our team today on 0207 471 2000.

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