A spur of the moment decision by Theresa Chapman to finally find out if she had ever been mis-sold PPI turned into a life-changing experience.
The £14,419.49± compensation she received from PPI she was mis-sold on five Lloyds loans gave her the courage to quit her 9 to 5 job and start her own cycling business with her partner.
Says Theresa: “The money I received after Gladstone Brookes successfully claimed back my mis-sold PPI allowed me to take the bravest step of my entire life – and I’m 54! Having worked for large retail corporations since I was 17, I actually gave up the 9 – 5 (in reality more 7am till 9pm!!), broke free and started a business with my partner.
“With the money received we were able to take our shared passion of cycling and turn it into a business! We teach children to ride, if they can already ride we instruct them to National Standards level, coach adults to improve their fitness through cycling, work with local tourism to increase awareness of the amazing area we live in and have become the world’s first Mobile Sufferfest Indoor Cycling Facility https://thesufferfest.com/.
“We are fortunate to be able to also fundraise for East Anglia Air Ambulance through our new business. All in just a few short months. We’ve only been going since December, but we have received lots of interest and things are looking very positive for the future
“Without the back up of the money via Gladstone Brookes we would never have taken this huge leap of faith in our ability. I didn’t know for certain that I had been mis-sold PPI, but after seeing their advert on TV I decided to give it a try and find out once and for all if I had been mis-sold.
“Their service was brilliant and the process of making the claim was very easy. Everything went really smoothly and I couldn’t believe how much money we got back,” she added.
“Theresa was the £500 first prize winner of our fourth round of Money Memories in which successful clients tell us how they have used the PPI compensation they have received. For more stories visit https://www.gladstonebrookes.co.uk/memories/“