Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell, who plays Kevin Webster in the TV soap, is to become a board director at claims management firm Ratio Money.
Ratio Money says it helps consumers with mis-sold payment protection insurance, excessive bank charges, unfair credit agreements and mortgage offers that have not complied with the law.
Le Vell believes consumers have been ripped off and exploited by financial organisations for many years.
He says: “Thousands of people are suffering hardship and stress from unfair credit agreements and substantial overcharging by the banks. But help is now at hand.”
He adds: “I’m delighted to be involved with Ratio Money. It gives support to hardworking people when banks and other financial bodies make unreasonable demands and threats.
“Even I have first-hand experience of people trying to mis-sell financial products to me and so I know how easy it is to get sucked into unfair agreements. Taking on the banks can be a daunting prospect and that is where Ratio Money comes in to help.”
Ratio Money claims to be the only claims management company to provide comprehensive manual audits of client credit agreements.
It says its audits scrutinise the credit agreements much closer than computer-generated reports and address all areas of mis-selling.
Matthew Porteus, Ratio Money’s founder and managing director says Le Vell will be a great asset to its team.