Important considerations when choosing a PPI claim firm
Over the past year, the Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) scandal has been hugely highlighted, showing thousands of consumers that they can take steps to claim back money on insurance products that were missold to them. However, finding the appropriate claim firm can be difficult, and there are a few points that should be taken into consideration.
With banks having widely missold PPI, many people are not willing to ask their lender for compensation directly, fearing that they will once again be duped. For this reason, many people are turning to claim specialists that have the experience necessary to get money back as quickly as possible.
For individuals wanting to find a professional and legitimate claim firm, it is important to ensure that the company has Ministry of Justice authorisation. Normally this is easily spotted on a website, as well as company letterheads, making it obvious or not whether a firm can legitimately process a claim. It is also important not to pay for anything up front. Whilst some companies may ask for deposits or fees, most reputable claim specialists will work on a no-win no-fee basis. It is also wise to check a company’s area of expertise and background, noting how long they have been in business and whether they have specialist legal, financial and PPI claims teams.
It is important to seek compensation for missold PPI, but doing so through the correct channels is vital. By taking time to consider some important points, consumers can ensure that any firm they use will get their money back in a professional and reputable way.