7th August 2009
The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) has declared Picture Financial Services Plc in default. This means that the FSCS is satisfied the firm is unable, or likely to be unable, to pay claims against it. A declaration of default opens the way for consumers to claim compensation from the FSCS.
If you believe you may have a claim against this firm and have not yet received an Application Form, please contact our Customer Services Team with full details of your claim. We will then send you a form.
If you have previously completed an Application Form, you do not need to do anything more at this time. We will contact you again if we require any further information or to confirm the decision we have reached on your claim.
The FSCS is currently dealing with claims against Picture Financial Services Plc, and is aiming to complete claims within six months of receipt of an application form or within six months of the firm being declared in default, whichever is later. If it becomes apparent that we will not be able to deal with your claim within this timescale, we will let you know.
The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) is the UK's statutory fund of last resort for customers of financial services firms and may be able to help consumers if an authorised firm is unable, or likely to be unable, to pay claims against it. The FSCS was set up under the terms of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 and protects deposits, insurance, investments and home finance business.
For claims relating to insurance business, the FSCS can pay compensation of 100% of the first £2,000 and 90% of the remainder of the claim.
You do not need to claim through a solicitor, accountant or anyone else. Bringing a claim direct to the FSCS will not cost you anything. If you do decide to instruct someone to act for you, we will not be able to pay their fees.