Martin Lewis: What happened when a spam PPI firm tried to call me…

Like everyone else, over the years I’ve had a good number of spam texts and calls telling me I was owed “£3,728” or whatever their baloney lie is (these neither mean you aren’t or are owed PPI, they’re just random spam). And occasionally I’ve had the odd call, usually those auto-dial auto-message horrors.  

Have you been Plevined? A new rule means just having had PPI means you are due money

Have you been Plevined? I ask that question in the almost certain knowledge that most people reading this won’t have a clue what I’m on about. Yet the answer is YES for millions, and if so that means you’re owed big money. At the end of August, the financial regulator the Financial Conduct Authority launched a two-year...

Our response to the regulator’s PPI time-bar consultation… it’s a gross injustice!

The regulator the FCA has proposed time limiting PPI claims. Supposedly this is meant to be a boon to consumers. Yet in reality this is just a sop to banks to help them close off the huge liability that their fraudulent selling of PPI has been. The FCA published a consultation document; today is the last day for...

MSE to advertise ‘free PPI reclaiming’ on Google

There’s no need to pay to reclaim payment protection insurance (PPI). However due to spam texts, cold calling, saturation TV ads and huge per-click fees to advertise on Google, many people give no-win no-fee claims management companies 30% of their repayment without knowing that. We’ve teamed up with Which? for nearly a year now to get the...

Is it worth using a PPI claims company? – 10 things you need to know

“You don’t need to pay to reclaim” – that’s the message we’ve been pushing this week, in a major joint campaign with Which? Yet many have asked if this means it’s never right to use a claims company. Like most things it’s never completely binary, so I wanted to jot down some thoughts.

Should MSE be recommending the ‘best PPI claims handlers?’

Reclaiming payment protection insurance (PPI) has gotten much easier since the banks threw in the towel a month ago and put £6 billion aside to pay out consumers. But claims handling agencies are leaching on top of this, charging 30%+ to process claims most people can EASILY do themselves. We currently have a ‘don’t use ’em’ stance...

PPI Twitter clinic questions and answers

I’m experimenting with live Twitter Q&A clinics on my Martin Lewis Twitter feed. Yesterday it was payment protection insurance (PPI) reclaiming, following the huge climb down by the banks – and their putting over £6 billion away to foot the bill. So, I thought it would be useful to recap the answers here. This is a direct...