Are you eligible for mis-sold PPI compensation from RBS?
There are many reasons why you may be eligible to claim mis-sold PPI from RBS*. PPI was widely mis sold to customers either at the point of sale or at some point thereafter. All the benefits would have been explained but eligibility or appropriateness would often not have been determined. Here is a list of the most common situations when PPI could have been mis sold:
- You may have been told that the loan or credit card would only be approved if you took out PPI alongside the loan or credit card.
- You may have refused to take out PPI but it was added to the loan or credit card anyway.
- You may not have even been informed that PPI had been added to the loan.
- You were not informed that the salesperson would receive commission for selling the PPI.
- The terms and conditions, particularly exclusions, were not explained to you.
- You was not ineligible for the cover because you: was unemployed, in part time employment, a full time student, suffering from a pre-existing medical condition, or was of a retirement age.
- You were not offered the option of a monthly premium policy.
- You were told that PPI was compulsory.
- You were not asked about your medical history when sold PPI.
- You were not asked about any existing cover that you may have already had in place.
- You were a public sector worker who was entitled to full sick pay from your employer e.g. a police officer or a nurse etc.
- You had a joint account but the PPI only covered one of you.
- You were sent a credit card in the post and told to call up to “activate” the card and PPI was offered and sold to you when you called to activate the card.
RBS* is part of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group*. As part of its banking operations RBS* operates many other banking brands in the UK such as:
- NatWest Bank
- Lombard Direct
- Mint Credit Cards
- First Active
- Style Financial Services
How to Make a Successful RBS PPI Claim?
The following information tells you what you need to do to register your claim.
- Contact us by either filling out our PPI enquiry form on this page or by telephone. (0330 808 0181)
We will need to discuss the details of your PPI enquiry with you briefly to establish if you may be eligible for a RBS* PPI refund and answer any questions that you may have.
- Once we have spoken with you if we feel you may be eligible for our service we can then post you out a Letter of Authority which enables us to run a Free PPI check or start a mis-sold PPI claim on your behalf.
- Before we can begin to run a Free PPI check or start a mis-sold PPI claim on your behalf we will need you to post back to us your signed Letter of Authority in the freepost envelope that we provide to all clients.
- Once we receive your signed Letter of Authority we can then proceed to check with your chosen lenders to see if any PPI was sold on any of your finances and contact you with the results. The lenders have a maximum of 40 days (8 weeks) to reply to us but in general they normally respond much quicker and a wait of around 2 to 3 weeks is common. We would ask you to stay patient and await the results as the lender will be having a thorough check of their systems to locate any PPI before reporting back to us.
- We will conduct a full investigation and review of how PPI was sold to you using all the information available. It is at this stage that we will proceed with any mis-sold PPI claims where we think that you may be eligible to receive mis-sold PPI compensation.
On receipt of a mis-sold PPI claim RBS* will normally contact us within eight weeks with a reason why a decision has been delayed or to explain their final decision in detail and if appropriate, make an offer of compensation.
If you are due a refund it will be sent out to you within 28 days of the decision.
If RBS* decides that they are not upholding your complaint they will normally issue us with a final response decision letter outlining why they are not upholding your complaint.
We can ask the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) to review your claim and you/we will have six months to decide whether do this from the date on the final response from RBS*. Rest assured that in the unfortunate event that your PPI claim is not upheld by RBS* we will happily refer your claim to the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) and deal with them on your behalf.
Claims Management Companies (CMCs)
Many Claims Management Companies (CMCs) will typically charge an upfront fee or take a proportion of any compensation that may be due to you. In order to handle your complaint, PPI Claims Management Companies may charge you a fee, up to 39% + VAT.
Please note: we do not charge any upfront fees or costs whatsoever as our service is carried out on a No-win No-fee service and we charge a very reasonable 25% + VAT at the conclusion of your claim, only if your mis-sold PPI claim is successful.
RBS PPI Faqs:
RBS and its sister company Natwest (the Royal Bank of Scotland Group*) were jointly fined £2.8 million in 2011 for not treating customers fairly when customers had contacted them to complain about mis-sold PPI. Problems were found in the way they had been responding to customers and not giving customers adequate information, even delays in responding to customers was discovered.
*We are a CMC and are not affiliated with RBS/Royal Bank of Scotland