New Post Advanced Search

Claiming PPI for deceased wife

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Reclaim PPI & Other Insurance
7 replies 565 views
Willow1930Willow1930 Forumite
6 posts
edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Reclaim PPI & Other Insurance
I need some advice about how I can go about seeing if my wife would have been due PPi compensation. She passed away over 10 years ago and I no longer have any account information for her sole accounts. She was not in debt when she died and I am the main beneficiary of her estate so as I understand it if anything could be reclaimed then it would be due to me. Although I don't know if she ever paid PPI, I do know that she was susceptible to paying for similar insurance type products. I really don't know where to start and despite the potential costs I think that using a reclaim company maybe the difference between doing this and not. Any advice on a straightforward approach to doing it myself or a recommendation for a reputable claim company would be great. I have checked some reviews and the well reviewed companies I have found so far don't do deceased claims!!

Replies

  • dunstonhdunstonh Forumite
    101.7K posts
    Part of the Furniture 10,000 Posts Name Dropper Combo Breaker
    ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    so as I understand it if anything could be reclaimed then it would be due to me.

    Not quite. You say you were the main beneficiary. That suggests there are other beneficiaries but to a lesser extent. If the complaint is successful, the redress forms part of the estate and should be distributed in accordance of the Will, if there is one.
    I really don't know where to start and despite the potential costs I think that using a reclaim company maybe the difference between doing this and not.
    Your wife's insurance details are not in the public domain and a claims company has no access to any records to find it. They will be reliant on what you tell them.
    I have checked some reviews and the well reviewed companies I have found so far don't do deceased claims!!

    Its amazing how cheap it is to buy good reviews. CMCs are pretty much parasites. You really have to question where those reviews come from. Although it people are missold PPI, then its pretty easy to fall for claims companies too.

    What debts did your wife have?
    if credit card/store card, did she borrow on the cards or repay them in full each month? (if repaid in full, then no PPI would be payable).
    If loans, who did she bank with? Most people use their own bank for loans.
    I am an Independent Financial Adviser (IFA). The comments I make are just my opinion and are for discussion purposes only. They are not financial advice and you should not treat them as such. If you feel an area discussed may be relevant to you, then please seek advice from an Independent Financial Adviser local to you.
  • She had no debt. The other beneficiaries, children and two friends only benefited from specific bequests with everything else coming to me.
  • There were definitely periods where she did not repay credit cards in full each month while she was alive and she also did borrow money from at least one high street lender but I cannot remember who from or who the cards were with. As I say when she died she was debt free though so once again I have no information.
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User]
    0 posts
    Eighth Anniversary 10,000 Posts Name Dropper Photogenic
    MoneySaving Newbie
    Your main problem is that, a decade on from her death, there may well be no longer any record of your wife's financial dealings. If that is the case, neither you nor any claim company will be able to make a complaint without full and copious evidence of her accounts (and any PPI) from your own archive.

    You don't appear to have this?
  • BermoniaBermonia Forumite
    977 posts
    500 Posts
    ✭✭✭
    Please do not use a claims company they are plain awful and you will still do all the work.

    Contact anyone you think she may have had borrowing and submit an enquiry as to if she held PPI with them (you will need to supply them a copy of the grant of probate to evidence you are able to deal with the estate - if you were not the executor then they would need to do this on the estates behalf).

    As already stated given passage of time there may be very little records left... expect nothing and you won’t be disappointed.
  • -taff-taff Forumite
    11.8K posts
    10,000 Posts Seventh Anniversary Name Dropper Photogenic
    ✭✭✭✭✭
    A claims company will expect you to tell them who your wife had PPI with, so there's not much oint using them.

    If you can remember any of the companies she had credit with, phone them, tell them you want to make a complaint, ask them what proof they need from you to prove you can complain on her behalf.
  • You are correct I have nothing. I think I will leave things be. Thanks to one and all for your advice and comments.
Sign In or Register to comment.

Quick links

Essential Money | Who & Where are you? | Work & Benefits | Household and travel | Shopping & Freebies | About MSE | The MoneySavers Arms | Covid-19 & Coronavirus Support