YOU COULD BE OWED £1,000s IN PPI COMPENSATION ON YOUR AL RAYAN BANK MORTGAGE ACCOUNT
In 2004, the Islamic Bank of Britain was created, before being renamed the Al Rayan Bank in 2014 after it was purchased by Masraf Al Rayan, one of the largest Islamic banks in the world.
It is the first British bank to operate entirely according to Islamic principles, but is not limited to Muslim customers. Islamic law dictates that paying interest is wrong, and therefore provides a range of mortgage products more tailored to Muslim needs.
Rather than interest on their mortgage, customers pay rent. It is essentially a joint ownership agreement, where the more rent is paid, the larger the share of the property belonging to the customer, allowing customers to eventually own the property themselves.
What is Al Rayan Bank PPI?
Many mortgage lenders sold PPI to their customers over the last 20 years or so. The policy was meant to act as a safety net to protect you from falling into arrears if you ever stopped working because of sickness, an accident or if you became unemployed, the policy would cover your mortgage repayments.
As a result mortgage PPI claims can be of high value because of the amount borrowed and the duration of the agreement. Bear in mind that mortgage PPI applies to remortgages as well as mortgages, so you may have been paying PPI on each mortgage and remortgage you may have taken out. Was the PPI mis-sold to you? Check all your paperwork from Al Rayan Bank and other lenders carefully.
Grounds on Which Mortgage PPI May Have Been Mis-sold by Al Rayan Bank
There are several ways in which Al Rayan Bank PPI was mis-sold. Lots of people took out PPI cover with their mortgages believing that it boosted their likelihood of being accepted, or that the policy was a necessity. However, there are many other ways it may have been mis-sold:
- Were you aware that Al Rayan Bank had added the PPI insurance to your mortgage? If you had no idea you had it, you may have been mis-sold.
- At the time Al Rayan Bank sold you mortgage PPI, were you unemployed, retired or a student? If so, you may never have been able to claim on the policy, so it could have been mis-sold.
- If the policy costs weren’t listed separately by Al Rayan Bank to the mortgage advance, you may have been mis-sold. Al Rayan Bank was required to list the costs separately.
- Was any information provided by Al Rayan Bank about alternative policies? If not, then you may have been mis-sold, because there may have been cheaper and alternative cover elsewhere.
- Were you informed by Al Rayan Bank about any exclusions? For example, if you had any pre-existing medical conditions, the cover may have been voided, therefore you could be classed as being mis-sold.
- Did Al Rayan Bank make it clear that mortgage PPI was optional and not compulsory? If Al Rayan Bank told you it was required in order to get the mortgage, or you felt pressured in any way to taking out mortgage PPI, you might have been mis-sold.
- Were any checks done by Al Rayan Bank to determine if you already had other policies in place? If not, you may already have been fully covered, so were mis-sold if they failed to check.
- Did Al Rayan Bank check if your employer provides full sick pay? If no checks were done and you are entitled to full sick pay, your mortgage payments would have been covered rendering the mortgage PPI unnecessary.
What Do I need to Start My PPI Claim with Al Rayan Bank?
Start by finding your paperwork with evidence of mis-sold PPI. You will need this to make a claim.
If you notice that your account had PPI attached to it, think back to when it was sold to you. Can you remember when or why you agreed to it? Were you informed that it would be added?
If you can’t remember please don’t worry as this can be done during the PPI check with Al Rayan Bank.
How to start your PPI claim with Al Rayan Bank?
Plevin Ruling – Making a High Commission PPI Claim with Al Rayan Bank?
If you have raised a previous PPI complaint with Al Rayan Bank which was not upheld, you are now be entitled to raise a further complaint relating only to the commission charged under the new Plevin ruling on your PPI policy. Learn more about High Commission PPI claims.