Our CMC quarterly data shows the volume of complaints we received and resolved about claims management companies, and the proportion of complaints we upheld in consumers’ favour.

Last updated: 24 September 2021

Q1 2021/22: 1 April to 30 June 2021

  • We received 408 enquiries about, and 247 new complaints against, claims management companies (CMCs) – with 57 complaints passed on to an ombudsman for a final decision. On average, we upheld 26% of complaints.
  • Complaints about how CMCs have handled PPI claims remains our most complained-about CMC activity with 185 new complaints.
  • On this site, we provide information for consumers and for CMCs on the types of complaints that we deal with. 

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In each release of quarterly data (about both financial products and relating to complaints about claims management companies), we publish the number of new enquiries and new complaints received in the period, together with the number of ombudsman referrals and the percentage of cases upheld in favour of the customer.

From the Q1 2020/21 releases, we changed the threshold for our reporting on the number of new complaints received. In previous releases, we published data where our service had received at least 30 new complaints about a product or service in the relevant reporting period. From Q1 2020/21, we reduced this threshold to the receipt of at least 10 new complaints, to increase the granularity of insight we’re able to offer stakeholders about complaints trends. Products and services where we have received at least one, but fewer than 10 new complaints, will be denoted as “<10”. 

We have also taken the opportunity to update our criteria for publishing uphold rates. Previously, we published the percentage of cases upheld in favour of the customer where we had both received 30 new complaints and resolved 30 complaints (excluding those we dismissed or decided were outside our jurisdiction) about a product or service in the relevant period. From Q1 2020/21, we will publish the uphold rate where we have resolved 30 or more complaints about the relevant product or service in the period – we will no longer apply a threshold relating to the receipt of new complaints when giving uphold rate data.