The NFDA recently provided Nic Dakin MP with a briefing note outlining the affect unmeritorious PPI claims and unsolicited Claims Management Companies have on our members businesses.
During the adjournment debate in the Main Chamber on Tuesday 19 March MPs, including Nic Dakin, highlighted problems such as the high fees incurred to businesses when an invalid claim is referred by the Financial Ombudsman Service, quoting the same figure as the information provided by NFDA.
Justice Minister Helen Grant responding to the concerns raised accepted that there were problems with Claims Management Companies generating such claims but stated that they play an important role in providing legal redress to those who may not be able to afford it otherwise.
NFDA are continuing to write to the Ministry of Justice and MPs on the issue and call for a clampdown on the generation of unmeritorious claims by Claims Management Companies and action from the Financial Ombudsman Service to increase resources to deal with claims more efficiently.
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