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payment protection insurance: consumer questionnaire | |

|WHAT IS THIS QUESTIONNAIRE FOR? | |WHAT DO I NEED TO DO? |

|This questionnaire is for consumers to bring a complaint about the | |Please fill in this questionnaire, giving as much information as you can. |

|sale of payment protection insurance (PPI). | |It may take you some time to go through the questionnaire and get all your |

|It is the standard PPI questionnaire used by most financial businesses| |facts together. |

|as well as by the Financial Ombudsman Service. | |But having all the information in one place should mean your case can then |

|The questionnaire asks you for the personal and financial details | |be assessed more quickly. |

|needed to sort out your complaint. | |For more information on bringing a PPI complaint, phone the Financial |

| | |Ombudsman Service on |

| | |0300 123 6222 or 0800 121 6222. |

section A: about you

1. your name and contact details

| |your details | |details of anyone complaining with you |

|surname |      |title |      | |      |title |      |

|first name(s) |      | |      |

|date of birth |

|daytime phone |      |mobile |      |

|home phone |      |email |      |

2. if someone is complaining on your behalf (eg a relative or claims manager) please give us their details

|their name |      |relationship to you |      |

|address for writing to them |      |

|(including postcode) | |

|their daytime phone |      |their fax |      |

|their email |      |their ref |      |

3. what’s the name of the financial business you’re complaining about?

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4. what’s the policy number of the payment protection insurance you’re complaining about?

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section B: about the sale of the insurance

1. when did you take out this payment protection insurance?

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2. did the payment protection insurance provide single cover (to cover just you)

or joint cover (to cover you and your partner)?

B.3 how was this insurance sold to you?

You might have been sold the insurance at a different time to when you took out your loan or credit.

| during a meeting |

|during a phone conversation |

|you were given a leaflet to fill in |

|over the internet |

|by post |

|can’t remember |

B.4 did the financial business give you advice or recommend that you take out this insurance?

| yes |

|no |

|can’t remember |

B.5 how did you pay for this insurance?

| with a single payment (“premium”) paid up-front as a one-off |

|with a “premium” paid each month |

|not sure |

| the insurance is still running |

|the insurance ended when the loan was paid off |

|(or when the credit card account was closed) |

|the insurance was cancelled (if so, when did this happen?) |

B.6 what’s the current situation with this insurance?

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|* If “yes”, tell us below why you claimed on the policy (for example, you were made unemployed) and the date of your |

|claim. Also tell us if the insurer turned down your claim. |

|Please enclose copies of any paperwork you received from the insurer about this claim. |

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section C: about the money you borrowed

1. what did you buy the payment protection insurance to cover?

| a personal loan |

|a business loan |

|a credit card |

|a mortgage |

|an overdraft |

|a store card |

|a loan secured on your home in addition to your mortgage |

|catalogue shopping |

|hire purchase |

|not sure |

|what was the account number? |      |

|This account number will be different to the insurance policy number on page 1 (at question A.4). |

2. what was your reason for borrowing the money (or taking out the credit)?

| refinancing or consolidating other debts | |

|(if so, please complete question C.3 on the next page) | |

|buying a car | |

|paying for home improvements | |

|paying for a wedding | |

|paying for a holiday | |

|non-essential spending (for example, buying a new TV) | |

|essential everyday spending (for example, rent, household bills or food shopping) | |

|business loan | |

|other (please tell us more below) | |

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C.3 if you borrowed the money to pay off other debts, please tell us more about those debts?

|what were the names of the companies |were they credit cards |how much |when did you |when did you pay |

|you had those other debts with? |or loans? |did you owe? |take them out? |them off? |

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C.4 have you ever missed payments – or gone into arrears – on the loan or credit

you listed in question C.1?

| yes * no |

|* If “yes”, please tell us more below. |

|For example – how many times have you missed payments and by how much – and what’s your current situation? |

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section D: about your personal circumstances

1. at the time you took out the payment protection insurance, what was your employment status

(and your partner’s – if relevant)?

|you |your partner |

| employed | | employed |

|self employed | |self employed |

|temporary / agency worker | |temporary / agency worker |

|not working | |not working |

|retired | |retired |

|director of own company | |director of own company |

|student in full-time or part-time education | |student in full-time or part-time education |

|working fewer than 16 hours | |working fewer than 16 hours |

|not known | |not known |

|other | |other |

|If you were a student – but also had a job – how many hours | |If your partner was a student – but also had a job – how many hours |

|were you working each week? | |were they working each week? |

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2. if your employment status has changed since you took out the insurance, tell us how.

|For example – if you were self-employed, but are now employed. |

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3. what type of work did you do when you took out the payment protection insurance –

and what was the name of your employer?

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4. how long had you been working there, when you took out the payment protection insurance?

|you |your partner |

|     |years |     |months | |     |years |     |months |

5. if you were employed when you took out the insurance, would you have received any pay from your employer – if you were off work due to sickness or an accident – or if you were made redundant?

|you |your partner |

| yes * | | yes * |

|no | |no |

|can’t remember | |can’t remember |

|not relevant (as you weren’t employed) | |not relevant (as they weren’t employed) |

|* If “yes”, what pay would you have received from your employer? |

| less than 3 months |

|3 months or more, but less than 6 months |

|6 months or more, but less than 12 months |

|12 months or more |

|no pay (or statutory pay) |

|other (please tell us more below) |

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6. if you hadn’t been able to work (because you were ill, in an accident or had been made redundant), would you have had any other way of making your repayments?

|For example – from savings or other insurance policies. |

|you |your partner |

| yes * no | | yes * no |

| * If “yes”, how would you have made your repayments – if you hadn’t been able to work? |

| from savings or insurance – worth less than 3 months of your pay |

|from savings or insurance – worth 3 months or more,  but less than 6 months of your pay |

|from savings or insurance – worth 6 months or more,  but less than 12 months of your pay |

|from savings or insurance – worth 12 months or more of your pay |

|none |

|by some other means (please tell us more below) |

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7. when you took out this insurance, did you or your partner have any health problems –

or were either of you registered as disabled?

|you |your partner |

| yes * no | | yes * no |

| * If “yes”, have you ever been off work because of this condition – and if so, for how long? |

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section E: about your complaint

this page is for you to tell us what happened – when you took out the payment protection insurance

|For example, please tell us any details you remember about: |

|Where the sale took place – and who you spoke to at the financial business. |

|The information you were given before you took out the insurance. |

|How the cost, benefits and terms of the insurance were explained to you. |

|The questions you asked before taking out the insurance. |

|Why you decided to take out the insurance. |

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|If you need more space, please use the spare page at the end of this questionnaire. |

|Please send us copies of any documents you have from when you took out the payment protection insurance. |

finally, tell us why you are now unhappy with the insurance

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|If you need more space, please use the spare page at the end of this questionnaire. |

section F: your declaration

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| | |I confirm I want to make a formal complaint about the sale of the payment protection insurance described in this | | |

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| | |I confirm that all the information I have given in this questionnaire is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge. |” | |

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| |You (and your partner, if it’s a joint complaint) need to sign here – even if someone else is bringing the complaint on | |

| |your behalf. | |

| |If someone is complaining for you (eg a relative or claims manager), your signature here means you authorise the person | |

| |named on page 1 to represent you in this complaint. | |

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|please tick ( to confirm you have … | |

|( included everything you want to tell us about your complaint | |

|( signed the declaration above | |

|( enclosed copies of all relevant documents | |

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|( not enclosed any documents with this form | |

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|© Financial Ombudsman Service, June 2012. |

|The Financial Ombudsman Service owns the copyright of this questionnaire. The questionnaire can be freely copied by third parties involved in bringing or|

|settling financial complaints – as long as no changes are made to the text or graphic design, and provided that clear reference is made to the Financial |

|Ombudsman Service’s ownership of the copyright. |

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