Coronation Street star Michael Le Vell has landed a new role – as a consumer champion helping people who have been ripped off by banks and lenders.

Michael, who has played car mechanic Kevin Webster for more than 25 years, has become a board director of financial claims management specialist Ratio Money.

The Cheshire-based firm helps consumers burdened with mis-sold payment protection insurance (PPI), excessive bank charges, unfair credit agreements and mortgage offers that have not complied with the law.

Michael said: “Consumers have been ripped off and exploited by financial organisations for many years.

“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 went on: “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.”

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