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Merry Christmas from Gladstone Brookes

Merry Christmas from Gladstone Brookes

The Gladstone Brookes elves pictured with overflowing trolleys at the end of their £1,000 trolley dash in aid of the Warrington Toy Appeal

To bring our year of giving to a close, Santa’s little helpers from Gladstone Brookes went on a high speed trolley dash around Toys’R’Us to scoop up £1,000 worth of new toys which will be donated to under-privileged children this Christmas.

Three teams of elves were in competition with each other to see who could search out the most bargains for their £333 share of the money and complete the task in fastest time.Read More


Co-op Bank fails Bank Of England stress tests

Co-op Bank fails Bank Of England stress tests

The troubled Co-op Bank has failed a series of tests to see if it could withstand another serious financial crisis.

Eight UK banks and building societies were tested by the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) which is part of the Bank Of England.Read More


Government plans 100,000 new homes for first time buyers

Government plans 100,000 new homes for first time buyers

Thousands of first time buyers could be in line for a new home at 20% discount if a radical government plan gets the go ahead.

The Starter Home Initiative calls for the building of 100,000 new homes for first time buyers over the next five years.Read More



SUCCESS STORY – Amber gets the wedding of her dreams

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Amber Arnold and Toby Miller had been together for eight years and were working hard towards getting their dream wedding.

Everything seemed to be going well.  Amber got a promotion in her job and they finally got their first house.  Toby was approaching his final qualification to become a civil engineer and everything seemed set fair.Read More


Bank Of Scotland accused of ‘criminal fraud’ over mortgages

Bank Of Scotland accused of ‘criminal fraud’ over mortgages

Bank Of Scotland has been accused of ‘criminal fraud’ by Northern Ireland’s Attorney General because of the way the bank treated some of their customers who fell behind with their mortgage payments.

A previous hearing in August had found the bank guilty of double billing some customers who were in arrears.Read More


FCA to review soaring level of fines

FCA to review soaring level of fines

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is to review the soaring level of fines being paid by Britain’s banks after the Bank Of England said the numbers and levels of fines are impacting the amount of capital banks must hold.

The Financial Times says the UK’s financial regulator has been receiving ‘increasingly anguished cries’ from banks over the continued rise of penalties in recent years.Read More


GB backs Nuisance Calls Task Force

GB backs Nuisance Calls Task Force

Gladstone Brookes is backing moves by a government task force to combat ‘out of control’ nuisance claims totalling an estimated 1 billion calls a year.

As a company, we operate the Gladstone Brookes Promise which states we never cold call potential clients – ever.  All of our business comes in response to our advertising in the press and media, or by word of mouth.Read More


Gladstone Brookes recognised for charity work

Gladstone Brookes recognised for charity work

Gary Watmough (left) and Stuart Farley (right) of Gladstone Brookes pictured with Adrian Derbyshire, Disability Partnership ambasador, who nominated the firm for the award

Gladstone Brookes are the proud recipients of an Appreciation of Effort Award from Warrington Disability Partnership (WDP).

Stu Farley and Gary Watmough received the award on behalf of the company from WDP chairman Dave Thompson MBE DL MBA after being nominated by former Great Britain athlete and WDP ambassador, Adrian Derbyshire.Read More


British Gas fined £11.1m for home insulation failures

British Gas fined £11.1m for home insulation failures

British Gas has been fined £11.1 million by Ofgem for failing to meet energy efficiency targets and the money will go to charity.

The UK regulator imposed the fine because British Gas failed to meet deadlines to insulate homes under two schemes that ran until the end of 2012.Read More


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