PPI complaints deadline 29 August 2019
Complaints regarding the sale of Payment Protection Insurance (PPI), or complaints regarding undisclosed commission (Plevin) can be made by phone, in writing or by email to your team in the General or Specific Services section above.
We are responsible for investigating PPI complaints for the following brands:
- Lombard North Central plc
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has set a deadline of 29 August 2019 to complain about the sale of PPI – you will not be able to complain after this date.
If you are unsure whether you had a PPI policy, you can contact us to check. If your check comes back positive and you wish to make a complaint about its sale, you can then move to complain.
You must allow 8 weeks (40 business days) for your PPI check to be completed before making a complaint ahead of the deadline.
You can complain about the following:
PPI Mis- Sale
You can complain about the sale of PPI yourself – and avoid paying a claims management company – by following these 4 steps:
- Check if you have or had PPI
- Consider whether to complain about PPI
- Make the complaint yourself – for free
- Wait up to 8 weeks for a final response
Complaints regarding the sale of PPI, or complaints regarding undisclosed commission, must be received into the RBS group before midnight on the 29th August 2019 in order to be dealt with. Any complaints received after this deadline will be returned and we will be unable to process this request.
Undisclosed PPI Commission (Plevin)
On 2 March 2017, the FCA published a policy statement (PS17/3) introducing, among other things, new rules and guidance concerning the handling of PPI complaints in light of the Supreme Court’s decision in Plevin v Paragon Personal Finance Ltd (Plevin). The Plevin judgment concerned a claim under s.140A of the Consumer Credit Act 1974 about the non-disclosure by a lender of the level of commission on a PPI contract.
This provided that, as a result of Plevin, you may now be able to complain about the level of commission from your PPI sale that was not made clear to you when you purchased it. The impact of this is that you may be entitled to compensation, in relation to this commission, even if you were not mis-sold PPI.
Who can make a Commission Only (Plevin) complaint?
If you have not previously complained about PPI you should consider:
- If you want to make a complaint about the mis-sale of your PPI Policy. As part of this complaint we will consider undisclosed commission even if you don’t mention it. (PPI Mis-sale Complaint form)
- You can choose to make a complaint only about commission however this will not consider any potential PPI mis-sale. (Commission Only (Plevin) complaint form)
If you have already complained about PPI you should consider;
- If your PPI complaint was rejected you may be able to make a new complaint about undisclosed commission.
- If your complaint was successful, and you received some or all of your money back, you will not receive further compensation for a complaint about undisclosed commission as there is no remaining loss that you need to be compensated for.
If you complained about PPI after late 2015, you should already have been informed in writing whether we will consider undisclosed high commission as part of your complaint. (Please check the decision issues if you are unsure).