At Salzburg Airport in Austria this week a Thomas Cook plane carrying holidaymakers was threatened at being impounded by bailiffs due to a German court case where Thomas Cook was ordered to pay compensation to a passenger who has suffered from a delayed flight. The courts had ordered to pay the passenger compensation, nearly four years prior, but the airline had refused to pay out the compensation.
Fast forward to this week, when solicitors acting in behalf of the passenger, handed over details of the case to a bailiff, who took the case to a Salzburg court and won.
From the Daily Mail:
The woman was flying from Vienna in Austria to the Caribbean in 2012 when she was held up on her journey.
However a delay on paying compensation as set out in EU regulations prompted the woman to take her case to a claims company.
The flight delay compensation company hired a lawyer to represent the woman in court, handled the paperwork, and took a 25 per cent cut following the successful claim.
The debt was eventually paid out in full by Thomas Cook’s sister airline, Condor. A spokesperson for the airline told the Daily Mail:
‘A European Payment Order unfortunately did not reach our UK airline. Therefore, the bailiff was granted a title.
‘When informed about the title against our UK airline last Friday, Condor instantly transferred the money.
‘We were confident at all times that the aircraft operation would not be affected.
‘We are very sorry about the initial confusion regarding this customer’s payment and apologise to our customer.’
If you have suffered from a delayed flight, you can claim compensation today, by visiting: http://www.bestflightdelaycompensation.com.
Best Flight Delay Compensation are experts at flight delay and they have helped thousands of people to make successful claims against the airlines. To start your claim and if you would like to recieve compensation within a mere three weeks, visit their webpage and complete the form which is located at the top right hand side of the website.
Sources have informed, villadelsolenapoli.it that more banks also had a policy of putting to one side ppi claims, and in the coming months, the FSA will also be fining these banks as well.
As of January 2016, the UK’s major high street banks – which include names such as, Barclays, RBS, Natwest, Santander and Natwest who were found guilty of mis selling PPI have currently set aside £12 billion for ppi claims payouts that they intend to make. Although some industry experts speculate that the eventual ppi bill may reach £15 billion.
RBS and Natwest two banks, who were partly responsible for the massive mis-selling of payment protection insurance, have agreed to pay out £30 million to nearly 300,000 of their customers, who forgot to remove money from a cash machine and thus their money was swallowed up.The vast majority of banks in the United Kingdom, instantly credit someone’s bank account, if they ever leave money at their cash machine.
However RBS, standing in stark contrast to the rest of the UK banking industry, has a policy of sending the money back into it’s own accounts and the bank will only return the money to the customer, if that person lodges a request to do so.
This policy now has been stopped by RBS.
RBS is now in the process of refunding customers from the beginning of 2005, January until 2016.
RBS which is owned by the UK government has set aside £1.7 billion in provisions for the mis-selling of ppi. You can reclaim mis sold ppi today by visiting http://www.mrppiclaimsco.com – the UK’s PPI Claims specialists.
Lloyds Said to Maintain 2000-Pound Cash Bonus Restriction.
Although the bank’s profitability has improved in the past year, it agreed to take about 30 million pounds out of the pot in June after it was fined a record 117 million pounds over its handling of complaints linked to payment Lloyds Said to Maintain 2000-Pound Cash Bonus Restriction – Bloomberg
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According to the BBC, a FCA inquiry into banking practices has been shelved by the FCA
Banking culture inquiry shelved by regulator FCA – BBC News A time limit is being proposed on compensation claims for those mis-sold payment protection insurance (PPI) – a scandal that has seen the banks haemorrhage £25bn to date and the bank levy, a charge on UK banks worldwide assets was replaced with a …
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According to sources attached to the Financial Conduct Authority, 2018 is the year predicated as the date when PPI claims will be stopped. The FCS has spent the past several months, studying how to implement a ppi deadline and the best way in which to formulate this.
Now, the FCA has apparently informed the major 18 financial banks and building societies who are paying out for the majority of ppi claims cases, that they need to spend £42 million to start a campaign which would inform customers of a 2018 ppi claims deadline.
The FCA has been rumored to have begun the process of creating a ppi claims deadline due to the apparent fact, that recent studies have shown that a large proportion of the UK public still do not fully understand what PPI and PPI claims are.
And other people who are eligible to make a PPI claim, are holding of from making a compensation claim, due to their belief, that the claims process is ‘open-ended’ and that there is no rush in making a claim.
This news comes in the light of new data showing the number of new ppi claims in the first six months of 2015, were down 17 percent from the year before. Since 2007, nearly £21 billion has been paid by the banks to people who were mis sold payment protection insurance.