PPI which is short for payment protection insurance is meant to help an individual to keep up with payment s or credit cards. It is supposed to cover a person in the event of an accident, redundancy, illness or death. In the policies it may be represented using other terms such as payment cover, loan protection, loan care, ASU or protection plan.
Though it seems logical, the policy has been mis-sold to millions of clients by banks. It has been a routine that has been practiced by institutions with an aim of making increased profits. It is a good thing that the deception was finally discovered and now people can claim back PPI because of being misguided. A majority of people who have made PPI claims have been compensated. This just goes to show how very many people were deceived.
It was common practice for the institutions to take advantage of the clients who had a mortgage, took out a loan, or got a credit card. The need for the policy seemed logical but the main problem was that most people did not get compensation when it was needed. Once clients made claims, they were informed that a section of the policy did not make them eligible to receive it. The employees did not give people all the information that was needed. To make matters worse some companies did not even explain it to the customers.
There are various reasons that make a person eligible to reclaim PPI. Some banks and institutions pressure people to take it. They leave a client with no choice but to agree to it. They make it seem like buying it is mandatory and would make the chances of being given a loan or the needed credit higher. They do not make it clear that taking it is optional.
The sales staff gives out the policy even though a person does not meet the requirements. They make significant exclusions such as having a pre-existing condition or being self-employed makes an individual not to be eligible to get it. In some cases it is added without the knowledge of the client. These are just some of the situations that lay grounds for individuals to make PPI claims.
Making the claim is easy. There are some unscrupulous companies that have been established that claim that they can make PPI claims on behalf of the clients. People are advised not to work with them but rather claim back PPI independently.