On the 9th of January 2019 the UK Government introduced legislation to making it illegal for companies to ‘cold call’ individuals with regard to moving their pension in order to ‘gain’ additional benefits.
Pension scammers stole on average £91,000 per victim last year, according to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Pensions remain a juicy target for fraudsters and some will inevitably look to circumvent the ban or simply ignore it altogether.
While some companies acted in good faith many were only interested in parting their clients from their money!
Does this sound familiar to you? Were you advised that by transferring your pension you could increase its value but in actual fact it is now losing money?
It may not be too late to recover your hard earned money! Call CompiClaims today on 01942 619911 and talk to one of our qualified advisers who will be able to advise you about your options.
*The ban does not apply if the caller is authorised by the FCA, or is the trustee or manager of an occupational or personal pension scheme.
If the recipient of the call consents to calls or has an existing relationship with the caller, the ban also does not apply.
Christmas is coming and so is the PPI deadline! From the 1st of January you will only have 8 months to make your PPI claim.
If you have not done it yet start today by contacting one of our advisors on 01942 619911. It doesn’t matter if you are not sure when or if you were advised to take out PPI on a loan or mortgage, we can check all the details and if there is nothing to claim the service is free, so what are you waiting for?
Time is running out, the PPI deadline is approaching fast! Don’t panic, it’s not too late to start your claim!
If you have ever taken out a loan in the past it is likely that you have also had to agree to take out PPI to ‘insure’ your payments in the event of unemployment or long term injury preventing you from working. In a lot of cases you were not given an option to refuse this as it was often proposed as a condition for being accepted for the loan! The banks offering the loan stood to make a lot of commission if you agreed so there was pressure to ensure that you, the customer agreed to it!
If you are unsure if you have had such a policy don’t worry, just contact our office on 01942 619911 and speak to one of our advisors. We can do all the research for you and it costs nothing to find out and you may be entitled to thousands of pounds in compensation!
Have you been persuaded to purchase a packaged bank account that you didn’t want or need? If so you may be entitled to have your payments refunded.
Packaged bank accounts are current accounts that come with a “package” of extra features – from mobile phone and travel insurance, to better rates on overdrafts and loans. They might be called things like “reward”, “premium” or “gold” accounts – and there’s usually a monthly fee.
If you have a packaged bank account, you might be wondering if your bank mis-sold it to you and if you should complain. Everyone’s situation is different – but here are some questions to help you think it through.
First, think back to how you took out the account – and why you’re wondering whether it could be unfair. Did your bank give you a choice to have the packaged account or a free one? What features did the account offer, and could these have been useful for you at the time? Did the bank explain what you would get and how much it would cost?
In a lot of instances customers were pressured into agreeing to take the offered package with the promise of better loan or overdraft rates, and in some cases the customer didn’t know that they had opted for one or weren’t given an option.
You’re able to make a claim on any bank account that’s still active or has already been closed up to 6 years.
Have I been mis-sold a packed bank account? Below are some of the tactics used by banks to persuade their customers to sign up.
My bank told me by signing up to a packaged bank account it would improve my credit score.
I was told that if I signed up to a packaged bank account it would improve my chances of getting a mortgage.
My bank did not tell me that if I wanted to make a claim, my car or phone should have been registered beforehand and therefore I was not eligible to make a claim.
I did not qualify for the packaged travel insurance due to my age.
I tried to cancel my packaged bank account fees but I was advised or forced to keep it.
I was misled to believe that I was receiving an exclusive deal if I signed up for the packaged account or the costs were not fully explained to me.
The monthly fees increased without my knowledge or agreement.
Your normal bank account was upgraded to a packaged bank account without your knowledge.
If you are unsure if you have been mis-sold this type of account contact us today on 01925 619911 and speak to one of our advisors.