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Reclaiming Credit Card Charges

In recent years it had become much easier to qualify for a credit card because of a new entity called a secured credit card. Banks and other financial institutions set up accounts whereby those with less than perfect credit could place money on account and that would be their credit limit. After a time of using the card and paying off the balance back up to the limit, they would go to another level with only a partially secured card. This progressed until the bank told them the good news. "You now qualify for an unsecured card". But, what they didn't tell them is that the credit card company would be attaching payment protection onto the card at an exorbitant rate. After all the news broke about how banks had been scamming UK consumers, more and more credit card holders began reclaiming credit card charges by filling a mis sold PPI claim.

How Did They Get Away With It?

The whole idea of reclaiming credit card charges for mis sold payment protection insurance is maddening enough without trying to figure out how they got away with it for so long. Credit card lenders started with annual fees and then they tacked on other charges, one of which was payment protection insurance. It is illegal to base a loan on whether or not the cardholder is willing to carry PPI which is why so many people are now reclaiming credit card charges. That's how they did it in a nutshell. They masked loan protection with all those other fees they were charging. Was the card really unsecured at this point? Not on your life! The lender more than made up for your credit limit with all those other charges. Reclaiming credit card charges is a priority for anyone who was taken in with the secured to unsecured scam.

Points to Remember When Reclaiming Credit Card Charges

There are certain things to keep in mind when reclaiming credit card charges. Payment protection is a scam and it has infiltrated virtually every corner of the lending market. Credit cards are not immune as they are a form of loan and thus governed by the same laws which govern loans of any other kind. If you have been mis sold PPI you need to be able to identify how it was done. For instance, if you were told credit is dependent on the cover that is in direct violation to UK law. Also, if it was assessed to your card without your knowledge or approval it would also be a case for mis sold PPI. Reclaiming credit card charges is only possible to the extent which you can prove it was mis sold. If the credit card company followed all the legal requirements you don't have any grounds to reclaim those charges.

With the help of a good PPI claims management company you can have a better understanding of reclaiming credit card charges. Belmont Thornton has a team of claims specialists on hand to help you file your claim and they will stay with it until the very end. Rather than upset yourself with hard-to-reach lenders and mounds of red tape, let a professional go to work for you and you won't even be assessed a fee until your claim is won. Call 0207 471 2000 to speak with a claims specialist today.


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