Quids in with East Ren

One East Ren man stands to win back �73,000.
One East Ren man stands to win back �73,000.

AN EAST Renfrewshire man can shout “Loads money!” after scooping £60,000 back from a payment protection insurance claim.

The individual, who wishes to remain annonymous, got the bumper pay back after using the self-help pach written by East Renfrewshire council’s money advice team.

And he is currently claiming back a further £13,000.

The man now intends to pay off a large amount of his mortgage and take a holiday.

The ERC money advice team set out to write the self-help pach after becoming aware that some companies were were targetting residents on the phone to help them with PPI claims.

Some of the firms involved, however, were keeping up to 40 per cent of the money claimed.

Councillor Ian McAlpine, the council’s convener for corporate services, said: “The money advice team can provide you with the documentation you need, free of charge, if you have been miss-sold PPI.

“Claiming back PPI with the self-help pack is easy: and it means 100% of the money claimed is yours.”

If you wish the council to send a pack out to you, e-mail moneyadvice@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk with the words ‘self help pack’ in the subject line.