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High Court Rules Against Banks In PPI Claims- The Dangers of Bad Credit
We could follow the argument between high street banks and consumer agencies regarding to payment protection insurance. The press has already confirmed that many large financial institutions have gone in the red.
The sad truth is that bad credit exists in the UK market, because of the irresponsible lending. Speaking to Laura Wolf, from Solvemybadcredit.co.uk, she explains: “Many customers see claiming back the payment protection as a way of getting rid of bad credit. However we can’t forget that the majority of people did manage to pile up bad debts because they did not have any security or safety net.”.
People who took on payment protection and made a valid claim could see the benefits. People who did not claim but made the wrong financial decisions can be a couple of thousand pounds better off. But the money awarded should be carefully used to better their credit situation. The problem is that most people just blow the money on holidays, a new car or luxury items, and never think about getting rid of their bad debts.
The process of claiming back payment protection insurance
As a result of the ruling, it has become a regulated legal challenge to file a claim and complain about the mis-sold insurance on credit cards, loans and mortgages. However, it is advisable that customers are double checking that they do not need the cover, or seeking alternative, cheaper solutions. Going unprotected in the current economic climate is like playing Russian Roulette with one’s finances.
Consumers can submit their claim in writing themselves, and the bank has a set timescale to answer and acknowledge the claim. There is no proof needed regarding to the mis-sale, and as the banks are dealing with thousands of claims daily, they will not have the resources to investigate every single claim.
Should Customers Trust PPI Agencies?
The truth is that these companies don’t have a good reputation. They do not inform customers of the full consequences, and in some cases charge as much as 25 % of the awarded amount. If consumers are confident that they do not need the cover, they should go ahead and cancel it themselves, to get a 100% compensation for their PPI claim.
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Page Updated Last on: May 06, 2011