Thursday, 19 May 2011

Emergency assistance company collapses

Homecall Plus in compulsory liquidation

Thousands of people across the UK could be affected by the collapse of a Blackburn-based firm which provides cover for plumbing, heating and other emergencies in the home.

Homecall Plus of Furthergate, Blackburn, has been put into compulsory liquidation by the official receiver in Blackpool.

10,000 customers who bought policies up to 3rd December last year should still receive cover. The policies were underwritten by Brit Insurance, which is honouring them.

However, it is thought that some customers who signed on after 3rd December, 2010, could be left without cover, under policies which cost around £11 a month or £126 a year.

The Financial Services Compensation Service has yet to decide whether such customers would be eligible for compensation.

The case has been transferred by the Insolvency Service to its Public Interest Unit which customers can contact on 0161 234 8531.

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