For some people, it can be really difficult to find impartial advice (including ppi claims forums) on how to start a PPI claim procedure, the constant bombardment of TV advertising campaigns, unsolicited SMS messages, radio adverts and annoying cold calling from claims management companies has certainly put off many people who have a rightful claim for mis-sold PPI.
That is why a search on Google can yield results in which an individual can look for case studies or read about real people who have gone through the whole payment protection insurance claim procedure and many of these people post their own experiences on PPI claims forums.
You can easily spend hours on hours reading about horror stories that people have posted online, but there is of course one thing you must remember that is it is quite easy for people to exaggerate stories because they are hiding behind a laptop or computer and it is only human nature to make oneself look better in front of other people.
Many people seek out famous consumer help forums such as Martin Lewis own website which is moneysavingexpert.com and whilst it is true that many people get sound advice on forum such as this you must be aware that these websites are littered with affiliated links which basically means that if you click on a external link that goes to a commercial website the owners of the forum will most likely receive a commission.
There is no harm in looking on PPI claims forums but the best advice may well come from the citizens advice bureau or the government website which will provide the best advice on how to claim for PPI compensation.
You could of course forget about hunting online and instead go the direct route of hiring a PPI claim company, the big advantage of this is that it is basically a set and forget procedure where you will only have to submit your details once and then the company will fight your case for you.
If you do choose to hire a PPI claim company then do please check the small print which includes whether they offer a no win no fee service or if they do take a fee make sure you know the percentage amount as this could be in the thousands of pounds.
If you are claiming for a credit card or mortgage PPI claim then you could be entitled to a large cash sum and it is in your own best interest to seek out some friendly advice on whether you can claim direct yourself, this is obviously the best if you want to keep hundred percent of the compensation claim.
In conclusion, the art of looking for advice online is to try and fill to filter out the jargon advice from people who exaggerate the own stories, exclude the promotional sales hype that some websites will try and trick you into believing and finally basically using your own common sense in order to assess the best way to claim PPI insurance for yourself.