Terms & Conditions
PPI CHECK is a FREE, no-obligation service. To determine your PPI status, we will submit your PPI Check request to your lender via their pre-submission process. If no PPI is found, we will advise you of this, the case will be closed and there will be no charge to you. If the lender confirms that PPI was or may have been present, we will call you with a view to putting in a formal complaint to the lender. By agreeing to submit a formal complaint you are agreeing to the PPI Claim terms and conditions shown below. In the event of us offering the PPI Claim service and you do you not wish to proceed with the PPI Claim, we will close your case and there will be no charges for the work done.
Summary of Key Information
This Free, no obligation service aims to confirm if you had, or have, PPI with your lender for all products that you advise us of.
If the status is No PPI, you will be advised and we close the matter at no charge.
Where PPI is, or may have been, present, we will advise you and look to offer you our PPI CLAIM service. If you accept this offer, the terms of the PPI CLAIM service will apply. If you decline the PPI Claim service, we will close the matter at no charge.
Where there is a reasonable belief that PPI is or may have been present, this service may be offered.
It aims to determine whether PPI was mis-sold on any and all products taken with your lender by presenting a formal complaint to be investigated.
We will liaise with you to gather appropriate information relating to your matter(s) before presenting a case.
If there is No PPI, you will be advised and we will close the matter at no charge.
- We need you to tell us if you have a change of details such as name, address or other contact details.
- Let us know if the lender contacts you directly. To avoid delay, please return to us with any information that we need from you as soon as possible.
- Provide us with as much information & documentation as you have about your policy to allow us to process a claim.
- If you receive a rejection, offer or payment directly from your lender, please inform us as soon as possible so that we can advise appropriately.
Your Cancellation Rights – You may cancel the PPI CHECK at any point at no charge. The PPI Claim can be cancelled within 14 days of agreeing to it at no charge. If you cancel the PPI Claim after 14 days of agreement, such cancellations may be charged at £50 per hour for works completed unless an offer has been made, in which case our usual fees apply. You can request cancellation by phone on 01925 320 814, email at email@example.com or via our online form at www.gladstonebrookes.co.uk/tc or write to us at Gladstone Brookes, 47 Museum St, Warrington, Cheshire, WA1 1LD
- May vary from time to time, on a case by case basis and are dependent on a number of factors, for example; lender backlogs or further information requests.
- PPI CHECK: On average we receive a response to the PPI Check within 6 weeks of issue to the lender.
- PPI CLAIM: A decision on a PPI Claim takes on average 8-16 weeks from the date of the lender’s acknowledgement.
- Where the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) or the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) is used, time frames may vary considerably.
- Where the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) or the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) is used, timeframes may vary considerably.
Claims Service Fees are 20% + vat (24% of the total redress offered by the lender) of any successful enquiry or claim. Lenders may offset refunds against outstanding balances. If the refund goes towards your outstanding debt our fees still apply. If the PPI Claim is unsuccessful, you will not be charged. You must settle our fees within 7 days of receiving funds. Interest on refunds may be subject to income tax which varies dependent on circumstances. Fee examples are for illustrative purposes only.
Other Methods & Services – You can also approach the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) or Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) for free if you wish them to review your case, if you have approached your lender first, and if it falls within their remit. Where Gladstone Brookes refers your case to FOS/FSCS, we will not charge any extra for such services.
Your Right to Cancel
You are free to cancel within 14 days from the date that you instruct us to make a PPI claim on your behalf; there will be no charge. After the 14-day cooling off period has lapsed, cancellations may be charged at an hourly rate of £50 per hour for the work completed. Should you wish to cancel, you can complete our online cancellation form at www.gladstonebrookes.co.uk, phone us on 01925 563940 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or by writing to us at Gladstone Brookes, 47 Museum St, Warrington, Cheshire, WA1 1LD. Please note, if you wish to cancel after an offer has been made by your lender, you will be liable for our fees of 20% + VAT (24% of the total redress offered by your lender)°.
Downloadable Cancellation Form
Electronic Cancellation Form
Gladstone Brookes Limited: Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in respect of regulated claims management activity FRN:836772. Registered with the Information Commissioners Office, Registration number: Z9988740. Calls may be recorded for training and security purposes.
PPI CLAIM FAQs
Q – What is a successful case?
Your claim will be deemed as successful if you are awarded a return of any of the money that you have paid, in respect of the PPI policy, or in respect of any unfairly undisclosed commission involved in the sale of your PPI. This will be awarded to you via a lump sum payment or an amendment of your existing loan term. The payment method adopted will depend on your circumstances. Please note that should your account be in arrears then there is a possibility that any award will be used to clear these arrears.
Q – How are the fees paid?
You are responsible for the payment of our fees. These fees should be paid from the amount that you are awarded. If you owe us fees on any complaint that we have pursued on your behalf, we reserve the right to offset any redress you receive against your debt to us, regardless of whether redress relates to another complaint we have pursued for you.
Q – Commission?
If it is found that the amount of undisclosed commission involved in the sale of your PPI policy was unfair, you should receive: A refund of any undisclosed commission above 50% along with the interest that you have incurred on this, and in many cases a further interest of 8% on this figure.
Q – Failure to pay fees?
If we recover your money and you don’t pay our fees, we have the authority to validate your application details with a Credit Reference Agency. We also reserve the right to perform a trace search on you if you fail to comply with the terms set out in your agreement to assist in recovering our fees.