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RBS fined £56 million for computer glitch

RBS fined £56 million for computer glitch

Royal Bank Of Scotland (RBS) has been fined £56 million for a computer glitch which locked millions of customers out of their bank accounts.

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) fined the bank £42 million with the other £14 million being levied by the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA).Read More


Bad bankers should pay says Carney

Bad bankers should pay says Carney

Bank of England governor Mark Carney has said it’s about time we looked at clawing back the overall pay of bad bankers.

In a speech given on the other side of the world in Singapore he made it clear he meant all pay and not just bonuses.Read More


SUCCESS STORY: £50,190.07 from nine successful claims!

SUCCESS STORY: £50,190.07 from nine successful claims!

Antony Jones is a busy man.  He works for a Germany based company and spends his time travelling between his Cheshire home, the firm’s German headquarters and field trips to India and North America.

All of which means he was just too busy to do anything about claiming back any of the PPI he was sure he had paid on a number of agreements over the years.Read More


GB Charity event – Remembrance Ride

GB Charity event – Remembrance Ride

Gladstone Brookes has become the first organisation to buy a specially designed sports wheelchair for the planned Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation wheelchair rugby team.

A three-strong team of cyclists – Anthony Chorlton, Leon Moye and Gareth Burke – took part in the Foundation’s Remembrance Day Ride at the David Lloyd sports centre in Warrington.Read More


CHARITY OF THE MONTH – Children In Need

CHARITY OF THE MONTH – Children In Need

Charity of the month for November is Children In Need and Pudsey Bear paid a visit to the office to receive the dress down cheque of £675 from super-heroes Superman and Batman.

This brings the GB charity total to £7,672 so far this year with December’s donation to the Warrington Christmas Toy Appeal still to come.Read More


World’s biggest banks get record £2billion fine for rigging For-Ex rates

World’s biggest banks get record £2billion fine for rigging For-Ex rates

Five of the world’s biggest banks have been fined a record total of £2 billion for rigging the £3.5 trillion a day foreign exchange market.

Regulators from Britain, America and Switzerland combined in a huge 18 month investigation.  More than 30 traders have been fired, suspended, put on leave or resigned since the investigation began. But, despite the Serious Fraud Office launching a criminal investigation, no-one has been arrested.Read More


Lloyds/HBOS – more than 5,000 investors join lawsuit

Lloyds/HBOS – more than 5,000 investors join lawsuit

More than 5,000 investors have joined together to file a lawsuit against Lloyds Banking Group (LBG), claiming they lost £400 million when the bank took over Halifax/Bank Of Scotland six years ago.

The class action style lawsuit also names the bank’s former chairman, Sir Victor Blank, and former chief executive, Eric Daniels.Read More


‘Too big to fail’ banks – the end of the road?

Too big to fail banks - end of the road?

‘Too big to fail’ banks could be a thing of the past if new global rules to prevent them being bailed out if they get into trouble in future.

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) is the global regulator for the banking industry and their new strategy will require the big banks to hold billions more in their reserves to protect against any future financial crisis.Read More


Competition watchdog to investigate big four banks

Competition watchdog to investigate big four banks

Britain’s big four banks are being investigated by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) who are accused of controlling 77% of the country’s 65 million personal accounts but failing to offer good service and competition.

Consumer affairs editor Sean Poulter of the Daily Mail says the investigation will challenge the ‘stranglehold’ the banks have over personal accounts while offering ‘poor service and rip-off deals’.Read More


Yorkshire Building Society fined £4.1m over mortgages

Yorkshire Building Society fined £4.1m over mortgages

Yorkshire Building Society has been hit with a £4.1 million fine by the UK regulator for failings in the way they treated customers in arrears.

An investigation by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) found that the society had been too slow to reach deals with customers who found themselves in arrears and the delays cost the customers in extra fees and interest.Read More