This document sets out the terms upon which You appoint WFAC to act for You.

Definitions

  1. “Agreement” means the Engagement Letter and these Terms.
  2. “Claim” means Your Claim(s) against the Creditor(s) relating to the mis-selling of a PPI policy or policies or a Packaged Bank Account (PBA) on any account with that Creditor, including unfair commission charges.
  3. “Claim Service” means preparing, submitting and negotiating Your Claim(s) to the Creditors once we have found PPI or identified a PBA.
  4. “Cooling Off Period” means 14 days from the date the Claim(s) are submitted to the Creditor(s) during which time you may cancel the Claim(s) free of charge (subject to clause 6.B).
  5. “Compensation” means any financial benefit that is awarded to you (prior to the deduction of any tax) from a PPI or PBA claim (or a claim dealt with in relation to any other financial or insurance product incidental to a PPI or PBA claim) including a cash payment, or a credit to a loan, bank or other account you may hold (including any accounts you did not identify or specify to us) or an offset of any arrears or reduction of an overdraft on any such accounts (including any payments relating to distress or inconvenience and any payments made on a goodwill or ex gratia basis).
  6. “Creditor” means the financial institution to whom the Letter of Authority is addressed being the bank, lender, credit card, store card, loan, insurer, underwriter or other organisation that provided/sold the PPI policy or PBA and/or applied unfair or unlawful charges.
  7. “Free PPI Check” means WFAC will endeavour to identify whether PPI exists or existed on products or accounts provided by a Creditor for free.
  8. “Instruction” means Your Instruction to WFAC to commence the Claim Service contained in these Terms. Your Instruction can be given once PPI or PBA has been located. You can provide Your Instruction by completing the PPI or PBA Questionnaire over the telephone with WFAC. The same Instruction will apply to refer Your Claim(s) to the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS).
  9. “Letter of Authority” means the document to be sent to the Creditor containing your authority for WFAC to act on your behalf.
  10. “PBA” means Packaged Bank Account.
  11. “PPI” means Payment Protection Insurance.
  12. “PPI Questionnaire” means the PPI/FOS/Lender questionnaire form(s) that have been filled out by WFAC using information You have given during the Free PPI Check and/or Claim Service process which may be used by WFAC to refer Your Claim(s) to the Creditor and/or the FOS.
  13. “Terms” means these terms and conditions.
  14. “WFAC” means We Fight Any Claim Ltd (company registration number 06649961).
  15. “You/Your” means the account/policy holder(s) whose details are set out in the Letter of Authority and who have appointed WFAC to act on their behalf.
  1. WHAT WFAC (‘WE’ ‘OUR’ OR ‘US’) WILL DO FOR YOU
    1. We will carry out a Free PPI Check for You.
    2. By completing, signing and returning the Letter(s) of Authority and Engagement Letter You agree to be bound by this Agreement and appoint WFAC to provide the Free PPI Check.
    3. You give WFAC Your consent and full authority to deal with creditors on Your behalf and obtain relevant information.
    4. WFAC will ask for your PPI information from Creditors by making statutory requests (or similar) to each of your Creditors to obtain information about all of your credit agreements and your associated payment history and review them, together with any documentation you may have provided to us, to determine whether a Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) policy was sold alongside them.
    5. You can cancel the Free PPI Check at any time at no cost to You by either phone, email or in writing.
    6. WFAC agrees never to charge You anything for the Free PPI Check.
    7. WFAC will endeavour to inform You, free of charge, whether any of the policies or accounts that you have had with Your Creditors included PPI and/or whether you have paid for a PBA.
    8. If PPI is not identified on any policy or product then WFAC will endeavour to inform You.
    9. If PPI is identified then You may choose to use WFAC’s Claim Service.
    10. We do not guarantee to find all PPI you may have been sold but we will make reasonable enquiries based on the information you provide to us.
    11. You acknowledge that You could undertake the Free PPI Check yourself but have chosen to use WFAC.
  2. CLAIM SERVICE
    1. These are the terms on which WFAC agrees to provide the Claim Services and You agree both to be bound by them and to acknowledge them once we have received your Instruction to proceed with Your Claim(s).
    2. You acknowledge that you are aware that You could complain directly to Your Creditor(s) at no cost and, if necessary, pursue your complaint with the FOS or via a County Court.
    3. If our Free PPI Check, or any other check, indicates that any PPI or PBA products were sold to you, we will contact you to discuss the circumstances surrounding the sale of them.
    4. We will not process Your Claim(s) until We receive Your Instruction. You can provide Your Instruction by completing the PPI or PBA Questionnaire over the telephone with WFAC. Upon doing so you will be bound by this Agreement.
    5. Where we believe that a PPI policy or PBA may have been mis-sold to you, we will prepare a detailed claim and present it to your Creditor(s). Thereafter, we will correspond and negotiate with your Creditor(s) to endeavour to obtain Compensation for You, consisting of a reimbursement of any PPI premiums or PBA charges paid on those agreements plus statutory interest. However, in establishing the existence of a PPI policy or PBA, we do not warrant that your Creditor(s) have necessarily mis-sold any PPI or PBA to you.
    6. Where we believe it would be in your best interests to do so we reserve the right to refer you to a nominated third party to pursue any or all of your Claims on your behalf. If you accept such a referral and enter into a contract with that third party these terms and conditions will cease to apply (but only in relation to the Claim(s) which are the subject of the referral) and the third party’s terms and conditions of business will instead apply from that time.
    7. We will inform you of any offers received from your Creditor(s) and tell you whether we consider them to be acceptable.
    8. If Your Creditor pays Compensation direct to WFAC, We will arrange to forward the balance of your Compensation as soon as possible after deduction of any fee due for our Claim Service. You agree to the deduction of any fees by Us in these circumstances.
    9. We do not guarantee to return all original documents (such as statements, policy or credit agreements) to you. However, we will return any documents you provide to us for identification purposes, such as a passport, a driving licence or birth / marriage certificate. However, you may, within 30 days of the end of this agreement, request us to send you copies of all paperwork received from you or your creditors that has been retained by us as a scanned image.
    10. We reserve the right to assign this agreement and all rights under it and to subcontract to others all or any of our obligations under it. This agreement is personal to you and is not assignable by you except to your personal representatives.
  3. WHAT WE FIGHT ANY CLAIM WILL NOT DO FOR YOU
    1. We will NOT advise You to accept an offer that We consider inadequate or advise You to reject an offer that We consider to be reasonable.
    2. We will NOT accept an offer without your agreement.
    3. We will NOT give or offer you financial advice.
    4. We will NOT offer legal advice in the event of it becoming apparent that your claim should go to court.
    5. We will NOT commence legal proceedings on your behalf as this is outside the scope of our services.
  4. WHAT YOU AGREE TO DO
    1. To provide us with all relevant information and items we request to enable us to pursue Your Claim(s) including all documents in your possession relevant to your Claim(s) or which evidence any aspect of your Claim(s).
    2. To send us any correspondence You receive directly from your Creditors in relation to a credit agreement or PPI policy or PBA that is the subject of a Claim.
    3. Not to ask us to work in an improper or unreasonable way or to mislead us.
    4. Not to contact the Creditor against whom Your Claim is being made regarding the claim, unless We agree that it is necessary.
    5. You agree that We may enter into correspondence and negotiations on Your behalf with your Creditor(s) about your Claim(s) and You authorise the release to Us of any such information we deem appropriate.
    6. You agree that we may receive, bank and give valid receipt for Your Compensation payment (where a Compensation payment is made directly to Us by any of Your Creditors).
    7. You agree that any Compensation payment may be made direct to Us and that We may deduct our fees and forward the balance to You. If Your Creditor refuses to send the Compensation payment to Us, You agree to notify Us of You receiving Your Compensation or any offset against arrears on Your account within 3 days of receipt. You also agree to account to Us for Our fees once You have received payment of your Compensation. You keep the rest. If You fail to make payment of any outstanding fees, We reserve the right to take legal action to recover Our fees from You and in these circumstances You may be charged a fee for any legal action, additional work carried out or any costs We incur in pursuing You for payment including any legal costs. We may also cease acting for You in connection with any other Claim(s).
    8. To provide Us with truthful, full and accurate information (including all documents that may be relevant to Your Claim(s)) and not to attempt to or actually mislead Us in any way or provide Us with information You believe to be untrue or to conceal from Us any information You believe to be true. Not to provide Us with inaccurate documents or fail to provide Us with documents You believe to be relevant.
    9. Not to appoint (or continue to appoint) any other claims handling business or any other person, firm or company to provide the services we provide under our agreement with you during the term of our Agreement with You. You agree that where – prior to appointing us as your representative – You have appointed another claims handling business or person(s) to provide the services we provide under our Agreement with You, our appointment shall supersede and revoke any previous appointment(s) you have made. You also agree that if You were to appoint any other person, firm or company to provide the services we provide under our Agreement with You, then You will be liable to pay our fee of 29% (including VAT) if we achieve a reasonable offer of Compensation from Your Creditor(s) for You.
    10. You agree that if You accept an offer of Compensation* in respect of a mis-sold PPI policy or PBA, Your PPI policy or PBA is likely to be cancelled. In these circumstances you agree that it is Your responsibility to check whether any alternative insurance cover or banking facilities may be necessary or appropriate for You and, if so, to arrange suitable alternative insurance cover and/or banking facilities.
  5. OUR FEES
    1. We charge a total fee of 29% (including VAT) of any Compensation awarded to You by Your Creditor(s). This is equivalent to £290.00 for every £1,000.00 of Compensation which is awarded to You by Your Creditor(s). For example, if Compensation worth £3,000.00 is awarded to You We would charge a fee of £870.00. This includes Compensation relating to any policies or accounts with Creditors for whom you provided us with a signed Letter of Authority and gave us Instruction to pursue.
    2. Once You have received payment of Compensation from your Creditor(s) You will be liable to pay Our fee(s).
    3. If We are not able to deduct our fee (or any outstanding balance of it) from any Compensation paid to You because the whole amount has been paid to You direct by Your Creditor(s), You authorise Us to charge You an amount equal to any outstanding fees due to Us. Such fees are due once You have received payment of Compensation from your Creditor(s).
    4. If You are in arrears with Your loan, hire purchase, mortgage or credit card repayments or if your PBA is overdrawn, Your creditor may use some or all of any Compensation to offset Your arrears or reduce Your overdraft. In these circumstances You will remain liable to pay Our fees.
    5. You authorise Us to deduct any amounts You owe Us from any other amounts We receive on Your behalf or in relation to any other claim You make for Compensation. If You consist of more than one person, each person is jointly and severally liable for our fees. This means We can collect all of our fees from either person even if Your Creditor pays some of Your Compensation to a joint account holder. You remain liable to Us for Our fees even if Your Creditor pays Compensation to You (or someone else acting on your behalf) direct.
    6. If You fail to notify Us that you are bankrupt, in an IVA, a Scottish Trust Deed or Debt Management plan, You will still be liable to pay Our fee of 29% (including VAT) in the event that You are awarded Compensation even though You may not receive any of the Compensation yourself. For example, if Compensation worth £1,000.00 is awarded to You whilst You are in an IVA, a Scottish Trust Deed or Debt Management Plan under which you owe £3,000.00 to Your Creditor(s), your Creditor(s) may choose to offset your Compensation against Your arrears. If so, this would reduce Your arrears to £2,000.00. In those circumstances, You would not receive any cash payment “in hand” but You would still be liable to pay Our fee of £290.00 (29% including VAT).
    7. If any form of tax is payable by You or on Your behalf in relation to any Compensation You receive (such as income tax which is payable by You in respect of the interest paid to You as part of your Compensation) You will be fully responsible for such payment and We shall have no responsibility to make such deduction or payment on Your behalf.
  6. CANCELLING THIS AGREEMENT
    1. You have a right to cancel Your Agreement with Us at any time. You can do this by notifying us via telephone, email or post using the contact details in clause 10. You can also do this by signing and sending Us the cancellation form contained in the pack We send You.
    2. If You cancel Your Claim(s) within the Cooling Off Period You will owe WFAC nothing unless You have received a reasonable offer of Compensation within this period.
    3. If you cancel your Claim(s) at any time after being notified that an offer of reasonable Compensation is due to You, WFAC shall be entitled to charge You a cancellation charge equal to the fee (including VAT) that would have been payable under clause 5 on the Compensation. This applies even if you cancel your Claim(s) before You have decided to accept the offer of Compensation.
    4. We can cancel your agreement with Us at any time if you have breached your duties set out at paragraph 4 or if you are adjudged bankrupt or you enter a voluntary arrangement with Your Creditor(s). In those circumstances We reserve the right to charge Our fee of 29% (including VAT) if, by that time, an offer of Compensation has been made to You.
    5. If in Our opinion any of Your claims do not have a reasonable chance of success (better than 50:50) or where the likely amount of Compensation does not justify the work necessary by Us to pursue it or is less than any arrears on Your account, We reserve the right to advise You accordingly and cease acting for You in relation to such claims.
    6. ‘No Win, No Fee’ - in the event that We advise you that We are unable to assist you in pursuing any Claim(s), no fee will be payable by You provided that You have not breached Your duties set out at paragraph 4. However, in accordance with this clause 6, our ‘No Win, No Fee’ policy may not apply if You cancel Your Claim(s) after you have been offered or awarded Compensation from your Creditor(s).
  7. EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY
    1. Whilst every care is taken in the estimation of the value of any potential claim You may have You acknowledge that absolute accuracy is very difficult to achieve for a variety of reasons. Accordingly You agree that if We do make an estimation We shall not have any liability to You as a result of any difference (+ or -) resulting from any inaccuracy in the estimation of Your Claim(s).
    2. If the supply of the Free PPI Check service or the Claim Service is adversely affected by or prevented or delayed by any act or omission of You, Your agents, advisers or third parties, We shall not be liable for any costs, charges or other losses sustained or incurred by You or for any failure in negotiating a settlement of Your Claim(s) in full or in part arising directly or indirectly from such prevention or delay.
  8. DATA PROTECTION

    The information that we gather about your personal and financial situation may be classed as “personal data” or “sensitive personal data” under the Data Protection Act 1998. By returning a signed Engagement Letter and/or Letter of Authority to us and entering into this Agreement, you give us permission to:

    • Process Your information (including gathering, recording or holding it) in whatever way is necessary to enable us to carry out Your Instruction(s);
    • Disclose Your information to such parties and organisations as we believe is necessary to enable us to provide the Free PPI Check service and/or Claim Service to you;
    • Hold Your information for as long as is necessary to provide the Free PPI Check service and/or Claim Service or in line with our policies, whichever is longer;
    • Disclose Your information to organisations for the purpose of debt recovery in the event You fail to pay Our fees when due.
    • Let You know by email, SMS, post or telephone about any goods or services which We feel you may be interested in, unless You have told us that You do not want to receive this information. You can change your mind about Us contacting You for these reasons at any time by contacting Us using the contact details set out in paragraph 10.
  9. APPLICABLE LAW
    1. Our agreement with You shall be governed exclusively by the laws of England and Wales.
    2. Any dispute between Us and You arising under our Agreement with You shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

    You can at any time request from Us a copy of all information that We have regarding You (for which We may charge a fee of £10.00) and correct any inaccuracies in it. If You provide information to Us about another party, You confirm that such party authorised You to do so and consents to Our processing that personal information.

  10. COMPLAINTS

    You can make a complaint about any part of our service by using our internal complaints procedure. You can do this by post to: We Fight Any Claim Ltd, Tintern House, William Brown Close, Llantarnam Park, Cwmbran, NP44 3AB or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by telephone on 01633 705 081. You can also find a copy of Our Complaints Procedure at www.wefightanyclaim.com. If We are unable to resolve Your complaint You may refer Your Complaint to the Legal Ombudsman Service. You must do this within 6 months of Our final response to Your complaint. The Legal Ombudsman can be contacted by phone on 0300 555 0333 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by post to Legal Ombudsman, PO Box 6804, Wolverhampton, WV1 9WG.

  11. GENERAL
    1. If any part of Our Agreement with You or any part of these Terms are held by any court to be wholly or partly void or unenforceable, the other provisions and the rest of the affected provisions shall continue to be valid.
    2. Nothing in our agreement with you excludes or limits any party’s liability for fraudulent representation or other frauds.
    3. Failure or delay in exercising our rights shall not amount to waiving those or other rights.
    4. Persons other than you and us have no rights to enforce our agreement with you.
    5. Our agreement with you supersedes prior communications between you and us.
    6. Subject to any time limits which may apply to Your Claim(s) and subject to this Agreement You have the right to seek advice concerning Your Claim(s) from third parties and/or to solicit claims handling services elsewhere.
    7. You authorise us to provide you with information about products and services from our group or associated companies.
    8. References to “You” in this document includes all persons who have signed a copy of our Engagement Letter and/or Letter of Authority.
  12. COMPLIANCE

    We Fight Any Claim Ltd is regulated by the Claims Management Regulator in respect of regulated claims management activities. Our authorisation number is CRM14824 and our registration details can be confirmed on the Regulator’s website: www.gov.uk/moj/cmr

  13. * “Compensation” means any financial benefit that is awarded to you (prior to the deduction of any tax) from a PPI or PBA claim (or a claim dealt with in relation to any other financial or insurance product incidental to a PPI or PBA claim) including a cash payment, or a credit to a loan, bank or other account you may hold (including any accounts you did not identify or specify to us) or an off-set of any arrears or reduction of overdraft on any such accounts (including any payments relating to distress or inconvenience and any payments made on a goodwill or ex gratia basis).

  14. MEDIA CAMPAIGN TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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