Tens of thousands of customers who have had complaints about payment protection insurance (PPI) rejected could be denied justice despite banks finally admitting to widespread mis‑selling.
Last week banks dropped their legal fight with City watchdog the Financial Services Authority (FSA) which had ordered them to compensate those who had been mis-sold PPI dating back to the start of 2005. Up to 6.4 million customers could be in line to share a payout worth around £9 billion.
Now it has emerged that some banks are hiding behind rules which state that they don’t have to investigate any complaint they have already rejected.
If they don’t, then the complaint lapses and they lose all chance to appeal unless there are exceptional circumstances such as long-term illness, being out of the country or if the lender failed to tell them of their right to use the Ombudsman.
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