If you have a packaged bank account and think you have been mis-sold, you can submit your claim via Resolver. Once your case is submitted to the bank, you are able to escalate to the Financial Ombudsman after 8 weeks if your issue hasn't been satisfactorily Resolved.
Banks are dealing with a high number of PBA cases at the moment, so Resolver is strongly advising all our users to be patient and to not escalate until you have heard back from the bank regarding your case.
If you are concerned about your cases progress please call the bank who will be able to give you an update.
The bank might not respond directly to your Resolver account, but you can record your phone calls and upload any supporting documents into your Resolver case file.
How much will you get back?
If you have been mis-sold, you will receive back your fees back plus interest. The Financial Ombudsman Services calculates interest at 8% per annum. As this is an income, be aware that you should report any interest to HMRC.
The interest is calculated at 8% per annum, but is not compound interest: that means you will not receive interest on the interest.
How your case will be assessed
When is your case is assessed, it will be looked at from the perspective of what is considered to be fair and reasonable. This is the assessment that will be used by the Financial Ombudsman Service if your case is rejected by the bank.
What if your case is rejected?
If your bank rejects your claim, do not worry: after eight weeks resolver will remind you to escalate your case to the Financial Ombudsman Service.
Role of the Financial Ombudsman Service
The Financial Ombudsman Service is there to independently assess your case: it will be assessed on what is considered fair and reasonable. This service is free of charge.
The ombudsman will look at every case on an individual basis to determine whether the claim is eligible.
How far back can I claim?
There is no time limit on how far back you can claim, but in England and Wales the statute of limitation is six years, while in Scotland it is five years. The further back you go, the harder it is complain.
What if I sign up online or in branch?
Whether you signed up online or in branch, there is no difference to how your case will be handled.
Claimed on the insurance – can I complain?
If you have made a claim on your insurance policy, you might still be able to make a complaint. If the packaged account did not cover you for the main reason that you bought it, you can still make a claim.