Being part of The Armed Forces is a privilege to many but is also the advantage to many UK Banks such as Lloyds TSB, Halifax, Natwest, Santander, HSBC, Capital One, Barclays, RBS and dozens more. Thousands of UK Soldiers have been Mis sold PPI and here is how.
Taking out Credit Agreements ( Credit Cards, Car Finance, Loans, Mortgages) is a daunting task, and one that leaves many with a dizzy head. From APR rates to repayment schemes and best fixed rates, you turn to your banks adviser to help you out.
Now this ‘not knowing’ to a bank adviser is an automatic red flag to sell you a loan that may not be in your best interest but primarily in the banks.
Banks will try and sell you policies that you do not want or need and will only serve to profit the banks pockets and most definitely not yours. Yet they will make it seem that this product will only serve to benefit you in the future, which it does not especially when we talk about Payment Protection Insurance (PPI).
Reclaims UK is working closely with The Armed Forces and one common theme we are seeing is that Soldiers do not know if they have paid PPI. Many also do not realise that being in The Armed Forces means that you should never have been sold any type of Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) policy, but we will get to that later.
Many of the Soldiers we have helped claim money back for had also tried to claim back themselves, but had been rejected on various basis but the main problem Soldiers face is that they do not have enough TIME to take on a case themselves. Soldiers have a very busy schedule, if they are not on Exercise, they are preparing for Tour, a lot will be on Tour and again the circle starts again.
So finding the time to handle their owns cases is a big problem for many of the Soldiers we work with. From the Initial Letters, to making sure a case is successful and finally chasing payment you could be looking at a lengthy process and a considerable amount of Time that Soldiers simply do not have.
Now the BIG reason why Soldiers should not have been sold PPI and why this means you are owed up to £16,000.
Being in The Armed Forces means that you are covered in the same instances that PPI would cover you for. You are covered by your employer and therefore any PPI policy would be useless.
Banks knew this and continued to hard sell Soldiers the PPI policies that they themselves knew would be completely useless. This meant almost complete profit for Banks but would mean that Soldiers would be left severly out of pocket, as PPI would often be given as an extra loan which would be subject to further Interest Charges.
Banks would also inform Soldiers that PPI was compulsory and that without it they would not gain any type of credit agreement. This is completely false and is not only fraudulent but also mis selling of the highest form. PPI has no bearing on the outcome of a credit application and therefore the adviser who informed you of this was breaking the law, and means you have a PPI claim.
Many Soldiers do not know that being in The Armed Forces 100% means that you SHOULD NOT have been sold PPI and you are entitled to claim it all back.
Reclaims UK is working closely with The Armed Forces and has presented to Regiments across the UK and Germany, claiming back fast approaching £150,000 in 2012.
Again you can take on a claim yourself yet as mentioned Soldiers are very busy and if you would like us to look at your claim, please call our Freephone number to get your case started.
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