First Direct - Plevin PPI Check & Claim Service
You can still make a PPI claim under the 'Plevin' legal ruling if First Direct charged unfair commission on your PPI policy, incorrectly rejected your PPI claim, or miscalculated your redress payment, you may be due compensation.
Recover your PPI from First Direct due to Undisclosed Commission
How can we help with your First Direct 'Plevin' PPI claim?
MoneyPlus Legal is a Plevin PPI Claims specialist, our core focus is on helping consumers who were sold PPI to use all available and possible options to obtain a legal remedy for compensation of undisclosed & high commission from the finance provider.
Don't worry if you’re unsure whether you are eligible to make a claim under the Plevin ruling, MoneyPlus Legal will always conduct a full review of all your PPI credit agreement(s) to establish whether there is a case for unfair relationship.
MoneyPlus legal will use their extensive 'Plevin' based PPI claims experience to investigate, negotiate and settle any claim as quickly as possible. Throughout the claim process, you will be kept informed. The Plevin PPI Check and claim service is simple and completed on a no win no fee basis*.
Plevin PPI Claim Process
Start your Plevin
MoneyPlus Legal will call you to discuss your potential claim, confirm some details & explain the next steps to progress your claim.
Sign & Return our
MoneyPlus Legal will send out a claim pack with letter of authority to sign & return back so they can start your Plevin PPI check.
Your Plevin Claim Eligibility Checked
MoneyPlus Legal will contact the lender(s) to ascertain how much commission was charged on your PPI policy & eligibility for a refund.
Plevin & PPI Explained
Following the PPI deadline in August 2019 for making a Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) Claim directly with a business, many people have been talking about ‘Plevin PPI' or PPI 2 and how it could affect them.
Below we explain what a Plevin PPI claim is, how it differs from a Mis-sold PPI Claim and what the eligibility criteria is to make a claim.
What is Plevin?
Plevin refers to a Supreme Court case from 2014. Mrs Plevin was sold a PPI policy to cover her secured Loan from Paragon Personal Finance Ltd. Mrs Plevin became aware that 71.8% of the premiums she had paid under her PPI policy were actually a commission payment to her Lender and she alleged that this was unfair. The Supreme Court agreed with Mrs Plevin, and ruled that the relationship was unfair due to the following:
- Not disclosing the commission payment; and
- The percentage of premium that was paid as commission.
You can read the full Plevin v Paragon judgement here.
What does this mean for others who may have had the same issue?
Post-ruling of the Plevin case, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) ruled that any amount of commission from PPI policies of over 50% was mis-selling, and that claimants can receive a refund for any amount of compensation over the 50% threshold.
It has been reported that, at the time the insurance schemes were mis-sold, Lenders were paid a high level of commission, according to the Regulator the average commission was 67%.
A Plevin PPI claim invariably requires the commencement of court proceedings against your Lender.
What's the difference between Mis-sold PPI & Plevin claim?
The basis on which each of the claims is made are quite different. A mis-sold PPI claim looks into whether the PPI policy was suitable and circumstances under which it was sold, whereas a Plevin claim examines whether the Lender failed to disclose the high-level of commission they earned from the PPI premiums, rendering the relationship unfair.
Can I make a Plevin Claim after the PPI Deadline?
Plevin PPI Claims are not subject to the 2019 PPI deadline, so the answer is yes! Although the PPI deadline has now passed Plevin PPI claims are based on a completely different area of law, namely the Consumer Credit Act 1974.
Am I eligible to make a Plevin PPI Claim?
You may be eligible to make a Plevin PPI Claim if:
- You have not previously complained about Mis-sold PPI with First Direct;
- Your PPI policy must have been sold before 6 April 2007 and open after 6 April 2008, or sold after 6 April 2007 (whether or not it was still open after 6 April 2007);
- You had your PPI Claim rejected by First Direct ;or
- First Direct Bank only refunded for the ‘Plevin only’ part of your PPI also known as a ‘tipping point offer’.
Plevin Claim FAQs
What is First Direct PPI?
There are many ways of referring to First Direct payment protection insurance (PPI), these include credit insurance, credit protection or loan repayment insurance. The purpose of PPI was to help a borrower make their repayments to First Direct if they couldn’t due to an unforeseen event, such as sickness, injury or redundancy.
PPI is often confused with income protection insurance. They are two completely different products. PPI provides short-term cover and is provided alongside loan and credit products. Any pay-outs under PPI go straight to the loan provider instead of the policyholder.
Income protection insurance is designed to cover 70% of the policyholder’s income if they can’t work due to accident or sickness. This is long-term protection and can cover a person until they retire if they are too ill or injured to work.
Many PPI policies sold by First Direct were added on to a loan, credit/store card, mortgage or an overdraft.
The duration of First Direct PPI usually covers a period of 12 months allowing the borrower time to seek employment or return to work, if appropriate.
What could you claim from First Direct?
If your claim against First Direct is upheld, you may receive a full refund of PPI paid to First Direct, including any interest charged on the PPI. Statutory interest of up to 8% per year may also be payable on the premiums and any interest charged.