The FSCS has declared Welcome Financial Services (WFS), the loan advice firm, in default after it admitted it could not pay compensation claims linked to payment protection insurance (PPI) sales.

Mis Sold PPI Claims

WFS sold a substantial number of PPI policies to its customers, and a declaration of default opens the way for all those who have claims against the firm to seek compensation, the FSCS says.

However only consumers who bought PPI from the firm on or after 14 January 2005 are elligible to claim.

In a court sanctioned agreement, WFS will make payments to the FSCS to help fund compensation payouts, and the costs associated with handling claims.

FSCS chief executive Mark Neale says the agreement will reduce the costs to levy payers.

The FSCS will use WFSL’s claims handling resources to deal with payouts in order to speed up the resolution of claims, though all decisions will be made by the Scheme, it says.

In January, the FSA appointed three more non-executive directors to the strategic board of the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS), as it prepares for an avalanche of extra PPI claims.

FOS says it expects the number of cases for the year to March 2011 to be 7% higher than last year, but within this total figure, PPI cases have risen by almost 40%.

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Tim Capper reports on Financial Mis-Selling for Maple Leaf Financial. Our aim is to ensure you get honest advice and proper guidance to ensure a suitable recommendation can be made to pursue a financial claim

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Tim Capper

Bringing you financial news and information in plain english for Maple Leaf Financial. My aim is to help readers understand these often complex financial instruments.