Have you ever taken out a loan or credit agreement? If so, it is likely that you were sold PPI too. PPI was sold with mortgages, loans and credit cards to cover the event that you could not repay.
However, in some cases, PPI was mis-sold as it was provided to people who did not match the qualifying criteria or added without the customer’s knowledge.
If you think you were mis-sold PPI, you may be eligible to claim for your PPI payments, as well as additional compensation due to the commission your PPI provider took.
How does additional compensation work?
In 2014 a new type of PPI mis-selling emerged: Unfair Contractual Relationships, also known as Plevin or PPI+ as we like to call it. Susan Plevin is a retired college lecturer who took legal action against Paragon Personal Finance after she had PPI added to a loan.
During her claim for mis-sold PPI, she also discovered that 71.8 percent of her PPI premium was taken as commission by the PPI provider, Paragon’s credit broker and Paragon itself. Susan Plevin argued that Paragon’s failure to disclose this commission amounted to an unfair contractual relationship and therefore she should be eligible for significant levels of compensation. The Supreme Court ruled in Plevin’s favour.
The FCA subsequently published guidance that if a lender or broker paid commission that amounted to over 50 percent of a PPI premium, this would constitute an unfair contractual relationship.