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Payment Protection Refund Scam

If you have taken out any kind of payment protection or loan insurance it is likely this cover may have been mis-sold. If the cover was mis-sold then you are entitled to make a claim and could receive compensation worth thousands of pounds.

Why might you be able to claim?

In 2006 the Office of Fair Trading and the Financial Service Authority looked at the sales of payment protection insurance. They found significant issues across the lending industry and a failure by some to adequately protect policyholders from the threat of mis-sale. Cases were discovered where policies had been added without the customer's consent or customers were sold to customers who were uneligible to use them. It was instances like this that led the situation to be dubbed the 'payment protection refund scam' by some critics.

How much could you claim?

The amount you could potentially claim for your mis sold loan protection insurance will depend on a number of factors including the type and age of your PPI. On a credit card, for example, PPI is usually added on a monthly basis with its cost dependant on the customer's outstanding balance. The average rate of credit card PPI is approximately 79p per £100 outstanding. This means that if a customer owes £6,000 on their credit card they are likely to pay in the region of £47.40 per month for the cover. On a personal loan; however, PPI is applied different, usually as a percentage of between 13%-25% of the base loan. This would equate to between £780-£1,500 on a £6,000.

If your PPI claim is successful you would ordinarily receive a refund of all premiums paid plus interest at 8%

To learn more about payment protection refund scams and how to start your claim today call 0207 471 2000.


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