Now and again we get sent an email about a new website in the financial niche, and over the weekend got an email from Terry Wright who is one of the Kangaroodle team. We’ve known Terry for quite a few years now, and know that when he puts his mind to a project is usually very successful – and we think that Kangaroodle is probably set to become his next winner. The project is a new website focussed on the mis-selling of packaged bank accounts in the UK.
If you were not aware, this is quite a big piece of news at the moment as many of the high street banks had been in the habit of getting their sales teams to essentially sell packages onto bank accounts that weren’t really needed – it’s a scandal dubbed “mis-sold packaged bank accounts” and looks like it’s set to run and run if the latest news is to be believed. His new project can be seen on the Kangaroodle website which is still in the early stages, but Terry asked us to review it none the less so who are we to argue?
Packaged Accounts Reclaims Champion – a Kangaroo!
So firstly, Terry’s always been brilliant at coming up new brands for companies in the finance sector. If you recall the campaign for Compare the Meerkat – well, he wasn’t involved in that one, but you can see where he got some of his inspiration for the Kangaroo logo and branding used for this packaged bank accounts reclaims website. Apparently the idea behind Kangaroodle is to present them as the people’s champion when it comes to packaged bank accounts reclaims – and it does make sense.
If you visit the website you will see the logo quite prominently displayed and Terry tells us that there is a television campaign planned in the pipeline that will feature the kangaroo literally beating up the banks that have been guilty when it comes to mis-sold packaged bank accounts claims and compensation – nice idea Terry!
How the Website Works
On the website it is possible to start up a reclaim on fees incurred with packaged bank accounts simply by completing a form or phoning the telephone number that is very prominent on the homepage and sub-pages on the Kangaroodle website. When a client or customer gets to the website and picks up the phone they will get put through to a call centre that handles reclaims on packaged bank accounts. The call centre operatives are very friendly and really know their stuff, and will take the claimant through a process of finding out more about how their bank account was set-up and what potential charges were added that were in effect useless – and were mis-sold to the customer by the bank.
Some of the banks who were most guilty of this are the leading names that you would see on the high street. Obviously Terry and the Kangaroodle team are not at liberty to divulge exact details on which banks were involved with mis-selling packaged accounts (but for a guess see this list on the Daily Mail), but needless to say, if you live and bank in the UK you will be very aware of which names are involved.
Back to the website though, if you select the mis-sold packaged accounts page you will see that predominantly blue, white, and red colours have been used. This are great for these kind of websites as they tend to cement an element of trust into the equation which is very important when dealing with financial claims for compensation as the user and claimant needs to be put at ease and to know that they are in good hands – and they for sure definitely are with Kangaroodle.
The Packaged Accounts Reclaim Calculator
Other features on the website include a page where it’s possible to query an online package bank account calculator which shows you how much you could be owed from a compensation claim. This is very good for casual users who perhaps are not sure if the whole process is worth committing too or not, but in truth they don’t really have much to lose because all they really need to do is phone Kangaroodle to find out if it’s possible or if they are eligible to make a reclaim or not. You can see all of the features that we are talking about in the screenshots that we have including on this review of Kangaroodle.
In terms of how valuable this new website for packaged accounts could be, it’s our firm belief that reclaims of monies owed from the mis-selling of packaged bank accounts is set to increased month on month and year on year, so by getting in there now Kangaroodle are positioning themselves to be at the forefront of the industry.
Conclusion on Kangaroodle
To conclude, the Kangaroodle brand is set to be part of the UK consumers’ consciousness, just like those meerkats are. The website is easy to use, it’s backed by a very reputable brand in the market place (The Accident Claimline) and has a large call centre already up and running and ready to take the calls of any consumer that feels they might have a compensation claim possibility.
Whilst it’s still a little bit under development, keep an eye out for a future TV campaign which involves the consumer champion kangaroo and if you are even slightly concerned that you might have been the victim of mis-selling then make sure to give them a call as soon as possible. Potentially you could be owed thousands of pounds, and it’s not un-heard of for some people’s compensation pay-outs to hit five figures – which could be a great way to pay off some outstanding debt, pay off the mortgage, or take that dream holiday that you and your family deserve this year.
We rate Kangarood’s Mis-Sold Packaged Accounts website a very impressive seven point five stars out of ten and look forward to seeing what Terry and the team have planned for the future – so watch this space!